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Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Policy responses to food insecurity in remote Indigenous communities: Social security, store pricing and Indigenous food sovereignty

Author/editor: F Markham & S Kerins

Paper no: 4

Year published: 2020

The proportion of remote-living Indigenous people who lived in a household that ran out of food, and could not afford to purchase more, increased from 32.8% to 38.6% between 2012–2013 and 2018–2019. This paper outlines policy options to respond to the increasing prevalence of remote Indigenous food...

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Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Cultural Vandalism: Regulated Destruction Of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage In New South Wales

Author/editor: J Hunt

Paper no: 3

Year published: 2020

The destruction of a cultural site of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people, which has evidence of 46,000 years of continual human occupation, by mining giant Rio Tinto has attracted national and international condemnation. The company’s actions at Juukan Gorge were lawful, though wrong, due...

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Evaluating the Cashless Debit Card: How will it solve poverty and unemployment?

Author/editor: J Hunt

Paper no: 2

Year published: 2020

This paper explores data from two early reports related to an evaluation of the trial of the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) roll-out in the Electoral Division of Hinkler, Queensland, which began in January 2019. This trial, which includes residents of Bundaberg and Hervey Bay, is the first in a...

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Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Indigenous Australians and the COVID-19 crisis: Perspectives on public policy

Author/editor: F. Markham, D. Smith and F. Morphy

Paper no: 1

Year published: 2020

This Topical Issue is a compilation of eight short papers that have been written during the rapid escalation of the Australian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. First Nations people are being, and will continue to be, affected by this crisis in ways that differ from the effects on other...

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Joint response to the Deloitte Review of the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Author/editor: Jordan, K & Anthony, T & Walsh, T & Markham, F

Paper no: 4

Year published: 2018

This statement outlines concerns with the 2018 Deloitte Access Economics review of the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC). The statement is endorsed by 33 academic and professional experts in the policy areas examined by RCIADIC...

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Implications of the 2018–19 Budget for Indigenous Australians

Author/editor: Venn, D & Dillon, M

Paper no: 3

Year published: 2018

This Topical Issues Paper provides an overview of the implications for Indigenous Australians of the 2018–19 Federal Budget, focusing on both Indigenous-specific budget announcements as well as general or mainstream measures that have particular relevance for Indigenous Australians. It includes an...

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Detail from Guach (2006) by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Indigenous identification change between 2011 and 2016: evidence from the Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Markham, F

Paper no: 1

Year published: 2018

Growth in the Indigenous population between the 2011 and 2016 Censuses was much faster than would be predicted by our best estimates of fertility and mortality. Part of this faster than projected growth came from a larger number of people who identified as Indigenous in 2016 but not in 2011,...

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