Auditing Indigenous Poverty – The Power to Persuade

Extract from an article by Professor Jon Altman In today’s post, leading up to the election, Professor Jon Altman analyses what the three major political parties are doing to address Indigenous poverty in Australia. Looking beyond campaign rhetoric he scores the parties’ commitment to ameliorating Indigenous poverty on a scale of 0–4 where 0 = very … [Read More] Auditing Indigenous Poverty – The Power to Persuade

The Australian Government’s response to the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has gone backwards – Oxfam

Extract from an article by Dr Helen Szoke, Chief Executive The Australian Government’s response to the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has gone backwards in recent years. Its current approach appears to have learned little from the lessons of dispossession, the Stolen Generations, the intervention, and the long-list of other injustices inflicted on … [Read More] The Australian Government’s response to the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has gone backwards – Oxfam

What Keeps You Strong? A systematic review identifying how primary health-care and aged-care services can support the well-being of older Indigenous peoples – Australasian Journal On Ageing

ABSTRACT Aim: The objective of this systematic review was to identify primary health-care or aged-care strategies that have or could support the well-being of older Indigenous peoples. Methods:A search was undertaken of primary databases including Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Papers which reported on the … [Read More] What Keeps You Strong? A systematic review identifying how primary health-care and aged-care services can support the well-being of older Indigenous peoples – Australasian Journal On Ageing

The State of Reconciliation in Australia – Parliamentary Library National Reconciliation Week Lecture 2016

“The State of Reconciliation in Australia” Parliamentary Library National Reconciliation Week Lecture 2016 delivered by Justin Mohamed CEO Reconciliation Australia Extract The reconciliation movement is about recognising and healing the past and committing to a better future: a future in which we value First Australians and provide justice and equity for all. Relationships and respect … [Read More] The State of Reconciliation in Australia – Parliamentary Library National Reconciliation Week Lecture 2016

New issue: Arena Magazine Issue # 142

Table of Contents: A selection of articles Title Author Page EDITORIAL GETTING REAL ABOUT GROWTH – Free access Alison Caddick 2 LEAD GRAPHIC Michael Leunig 4 COMMENTARY POLITICS AND THE BUDGET PLAN Turnbull leads us further down the path to an 80/20 society John Hinkson 5 UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME Why not just trial it? Elise Klein 6 CLIMATE-CHANGE … [Read More] New issue: Arena Magazine Issue # 142

How can we enhance indigenous employment opportunities – Long-term Unemployment Blog

Extract from Blog Post The latest ABS report on Indigenous people in the workforce confirms an ongoing trend of low participation. Our research shows that non-standard recruitment agencies, more education and ongoing mentoring and support are key to improving these disappointing statistics as reported by Nicholas Biddle, Boyd Hunter, Mandy Yap and Matthew Gray from … [Read More] How can we enhance indigenous employment opportunities – Long-term Unemployment Blog

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders unite: Launch of the Redfern Statement 2016

Media Release The Redfern Statement at a glance: The Statement calls on the next Federal Government to: Restore the $534m cut from the Indigenous Affairs Portfolio by the 2014 Budget. Commit to better and ongoing engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through their representative national peaks. Recommit to Closing the Gap by: i. setting … [Read More] National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders unite: Launch of the Redfern Statement 2016

Indigenous Primary School Achievement – Productivity Commission

Media Release In a research paper released today, the Productivity Commission examines factors that influence the literacy and numeracy achievement of Indigenous primary school students. Despite a long history of policy attention, no consistent improvement has been made in the literacy and numeracy achievement of Indigenous students. The Commission’s analysis suggests that there are some … [Read More] Indigenous Primary School Achievement – Productivity Commission

Eight ways we can improve Indigenous employment – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Nicholas Biddle, Boyd Hunter, Mandy Yap and Matthew Gray The latest ABS report on Indigenous people in the workforce confirms an ongoing trend of low participation. Our research shows that non-standard recruitment agencies, more education and ongoing mentoring and support are key to improving these disappointing statistics. While there was a narrowing of the … [Read More] Eight ways we can improve Indigenous employment – The Conversation

The gendered nature of Indigenous education participation and attainment – CAEPR

ABSTRACT This paper reviews literature related to the intersectionality of gender and educational attainment, with a special focus on the circumstances surrounding the Australian Indigenous population. Using two sources of data, the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), we conducted difference-in-difference analyses to better understand differences by … [Read More] The gendered nature of Indigenous education participation and attainment – CAEPR

Let’s talk about success: exploring factors behind positive change in Aboriginal communities – CAEPR

ABSTRACT What are the factors that enable some Aboriginal organisations to drive positive change in their communities? This paper draws on interviews with leaders of successful Aboriginal organisations to understand the factors behind the successes that they are achieving in their communities. It explores how they define and assess success and what they see as … [Read More] Let’s talk about success: exploring factors behind positive change in Aboriginal communities – CAEPR

Turnbull and Shorten pledge millions towards ‘real jobs’ for Indigenous Australians – SBS News

Extract (Source: AAP) Both leaders are promising to pour millions into creating “real jobs” for Indigenous Australians. On the 49th anniversary of the national vote that acknowledged Aboriginal Australians were part of the population, both leaders promised to boost real Indigenous jobs. One multi-million dollar pledge could bring workers face-to-face with crocodiles, while the other … [Read More] Turnbull and Shorten pledge millions towards ‘real jobs’ for Indigenous Australians – SBS News

Federal Budget 2016-17 – Links to Commentary

Brotherhood Library staff will monitor budget commentary and add links  throughout the day NEWS: Election 2016: 25 May 2016 Australian Ageing Agenda – Funding issues top election wish lists of aged care stakeholders The Conversation – Election explainer: why are there 150 lower house MPs and 76 senators? IPA – People Or Profit: How Does The Greens’ Corporation Plan … [Read More] Federal Budget 2016-17 – Links to Commentary

Strengthening Aboriginal Child Development in Central Australia Through a Universal Preschool Readiness Program – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood

ABSTRACT This paper examines a recent example of a transition-to-preschool program in regional Australia. The program is significant in linking Aboriginal child health and early childhood learning services. The discussion is drawn from a mixed method evaluation undertaken at the end of the program’s first two years of funding. Evaluation findings suggest that many barriers … [Read More] Strengthening Aboriginal Child Development in Central Australia Through a Universal Preschool Readiness Program – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood

Indigenous reconciliation is hard, it re-opens wounds to heal them – The Conversation

Extract from article by Paul Muldoon, Senior Lecturer in Political Theory and Global Politics, Monash University Australia is being held back by its unresolved relationship with its Indigenous population. Drawing on attempts at reconciliation overseas, this series of articles explores different ways of resolving this unfinished business. We begin today by looking at the significance of reconciliation. … [Read More] Indigenous reconciliation is hard, it re-opens wounds to heal them – The Conversation

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