Community Wellbeing from the Ground Up: A Yawuru Example

WhereThe Civic Centre, 27 Weld Street, Broome, WA 6725
WhenFriday 12 August 2016, 11.30am to 1.30pm

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre together with the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research and The Kimberley Institute invites you to the launch of a new report, Community Wellbeing from the Ground Up: A Yawuru Example.

At some point in our lives, we have asked ourselves one or all of these questions. What matters most in life? What makes life worth living? What makes you happy? What makes you feel good? What makes you flourish? What are important life areas? What and who should government allocate resources to?

This report addresses these questions by outlining the development of wellbeing indicators that are from the ground up, working with the Yawuru in Broome, Western Australia, thereby prioritising the voices and inputs of Indigenous women and men in the conception and measurement of wellbeing. The report uses a mixed methods approach to explore the wellbeing of Yawuru women and men through stories, as well as the Yawuru Wellbeing Survey, to paint a localised and multi-dimensional experience of wellbeing.

Please ensure you confirm any dietary requirements, as these are not able to be catered on the day.

About the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University. The Centre was established in 2012 through the generous support from Bankwest (a division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia), with a core mission to examine the key economic and social policy issues that contribute to the sustainability of Western Australia and the wellbeing of WA households.

About the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy

The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) undertakes high-quality, independent research to further the social and economic development and empowerment of Indigenous people throughout Australia. For more than 20 years, CAEPR has aimed to combine academic and teaching excellence on Indigenous economic and social development and public policy with realism, objectivity and relevance.

CAEPR is located within the Research School of Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University (ANU). The Centre is funded from a variety of sources, including ANU; the Australian Research Council; industry and philanthropic partners; the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; and the Australian, state and territory governments. For information, please visit the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR).

About The Kimberley Institute

The Kimberley Institute Limited is based in Broome Western Australia and is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee. As an independent, social innovation establishment, The Kimberley Institute is contributing to the vision of building an inclusive regional society; and transforming the relationship between the people of the Kimberley and the Australian nation. For information, please visit The Kimberley Institute.