Jessica Weir is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney and a Visiting Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the ANU.
Jessica Weir is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney and a Visiting Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU.
In this presentation I argue that Māori need to continue to 'take back' hapū (sub-tribe) economies, by which I mean continuing to insist on our own languages and ethical frameworks for describing and making decisions about the economy. Current dominant economic models are unsustainable and compromise many hapū economic initiatives.
In February 2015, the Productivity Commission (PC) released their final Inquiry Report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning. The Government's final response to this report is not yet known, but there are likely to be significant policy changes with regards to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Australia.
This presentation will outline the research design for a new ARC Linkage study investigating the impact of human and social capital of Indigenous business leaders on business routines and outcomes. The research will explore the leadership challenges faced by Indigenous business leaders, including how do they attempt to overcome these challenges? The research aims to contribute to understanding the leadership experiences and perspectives of Indigenous entrepreneurial leaders and better explain the challenges faced and the contexts Indigenous leaders work with.
Closing the gap in tertiary education between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians has been an explicit policy objective of the Commonwealth Government since the 1988 Hughes Report. Whilst progress on COAG Closing the Gap targets is mixed and there are profound gaps in Year 12 attainment and ATAR rates, we know that once Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students get to university, success rates are approaching those of non-Indigenous students.
It is now nearly two decades since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody recommended that a determined effort be made by all Australian Governments to reduce the level of Indigenous over‑representation in prison. The disparity between Indigenous and non‑Indigenous imprisonment rates, however, is now wider than it has ever been. This article reviews research published over the last twenty years which calls into question both the Royal Commission’s analysis of the causes of Indigenous over‑representation in prison and subsequent policies adopted to reduce it.
Nicholas Biddle is a Fellow at CAEPR.
Reducing incarceration by testing Justice Reinvestment theory and methodology: an exploratory case study
Researchers from The Australian National University are working with the Cowra (NSW, 2794) community on a community-driven research project which explores the theory and research methodology of Justice Reinvestment as a way of reducing incarceration of juveniles.
The ANUPoll on Indigenous issues was conducted in September/October 2014 using a representative, Australia-wide sample of 1201 respondents. Interviewees were variously asked to rank the importance of Indigenous issues, to agree or disagree with statements about the circumstances of Indigenous people and recent policy approaches, and to indicate support or opposition to various forms of Indigenous recognition, including in the Constitution.
Researchers, including Matthew Gray and Rob Bray have just completed a major evaluation of “New Income Management” in the Northern Territory. The report of the evaluation was released in December 2014.
Tim Acker, Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation
School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Frank Bongiorno, School of History, ANU
This year will mark four years since the commencement of the Syrian conflict. Lebanon was one of the first countries to open its borders, providing asylum for Syrian families fleeing the conflict. As Lebanon continues to deal with a growing number of Syrian refugees - numbering over one million - tensions between different sects within Lebanon have reached a critical point.
Dr Laurajane Smith,
ARC Future Fellow, School of Archaeology & Anthropology,
The Australian National University,
Larry Saha Room 2175 Haydon-Allen Building