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Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION OF PRIME-AGE INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS

Author/editor: Y DINKU AND J HUNT

Paper no: 131

Year published: 2019

There is a high prevalence of disengagement from the labour market among prime-age Indigenous Australians (aged 25–54 years). People in this demographic group are at their most productive in terms of working lives. They have generally finished their schooling and are well before their retirement,...

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Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS ON THE INDIGENOUS ESTATE: IDENTIFYING RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF UTILITY-SCALE AND DISPERSED MODELS

Author/editor: K THORBURN, L O’NEILL, J HUNT AND B RILEY

Paper no: 130

Year published: 2019

Australia’s Pilbara and Kimberley regions have very high rates of Indigenous land tenure, whilst hosting some of world’s best co-located solar and wind energy resources. Simultaneously, technological advances in energy transmission and distribution raises the possibility of renewable energy export...

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Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Lived experiences of the Cashless Debit Card trial, Ceduna, South Australia

Author/editor: E Vincent

Paper no: 129

Year published: 2019

The Cashless Debit Card (CDC) quarantines 80% of working age recipients’ income support payments in selected trial sites. This paper concerns the lived experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals subject to the first CDC trial in the Ceduna region of South Australia. This paper centres...

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Working Paper 128

Policy implications of the Timber Creek decision

Author/editor: Dillon, M.C.

Paper no: 128

Year published: 2019

The High Court decision in Northern Territory v Mr A. Griffiths (deceased) and Lorraine Jones on behalf of the Ngaliwurru and Nungali Peoples [2019] HCA 7 provides authoritative determination in relation to the approach to be adopted in valuing native title. In particular, it deals with how to...

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Ensuring Indigenous benefit from large-scale renewable energy projects: Drawing on experience from extractive industry agreement making

Author/editor: O'Neill, L, Thorburn, K & Hunt, J

Paper no: 127

Year published: 2019

In the coming decades Australia is set to see a dramatic expansion in renewable energy projects. It is likely that many of these will occur on land subject to Indigenous rights and interests. This paper looks to extractive industry experience in negotiating access and benefit sharing agreements...

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Working Paper 126

The application of income support obligations and penalties to remote Indigenous Australians, 2013–18

Author/editor: Fowkes, L.

Paper no: 126

Year published: 2019

This paper analyses the pattern of income support penalties applied to people participating in remote employment services from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018. Between 30 000 and 37 000 unemployed Australians were participating in these services at any given time during this period. More than 80% were...

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Ongoing growth in the number of Indigenous Australians in business

Author/editor: Shirodkar, S & Hunter, B & Foley, D

Paper no: 125

Year published: 2018

Abstract: In 2014, Boyd Hunter attempted to provide a consistent estimate of the growth in Indigenous self-employment between 1991 and 2011. Changes in the census questionnaire structure and sequencing means that projecting the growth trends back to 1991 is now problematic. This paper provides a...

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