Indigenous Wellbeing

This theme encompasses a range of research topics that have implications for how policy and practice can be formulated to promote the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, along with critical assessment of existing policies against that goal.  Two foci have been the link between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural identity and engagement, wellbeing and other socio-economic outcomes; and empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in ways consistent with their cultural aspirations, such as through improved Native Title management and culturally aligned enterprise development. A further objective is to promote the involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people themselves in the research, with an initial step being the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for research collaboration with Fitzroy Valley Futures.

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Presentation – Behind the Line: Poverty and disadvantage in Australia 2022 Alan Duncan View the presentation by John Curtin Distinguished Professor Alan Duncan, Director of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, from the launch of the Behind the Line: Poverty and disadvantage in Australia 2022 report on Thursday 3 March, 2022. This report, the ninth... Read article 3 March 2022Presentations Read More
Behind the Line: Poverty and disadvantage in Australia 2022 Alan Duncan This report, the ninth in the Focus on the States series, provides the latest examination of the prevalence of poverty within Australia, how this has changed over time, and which groups in society face the greatest risks of financial hardship and... Read article 2 March 2022BCEC Reports  |  Focus on The States Read More
Assessing tourism potentials in the Fitzroy Valley Michael Volgger, Christof Pforr, Ross Taplin, Michael Dockery, Sara Cavalcanti Marques Promoting sustainable Indigenous tourism development in WA’s Kimberley region The Fitzroy Valley is nestled within the West Kimberley region of Western Australia, and, if considered in its narrower circumscription, is located approximately 400km east of the commercial hub of Broome... Read article 16 February 2022Policy Insights  |  Workforce and Skills  |  Research Reports Read More
Housing quality, remoteness and Indigenous children’s outcomes in Australia Michael Dockery In Australia, the Indigenous population disproportionately resides in more remote parts of the country, and a number of outcomes for Indigenous children decline with remoteness. It is widely accepted that inferior housing conditions, notably crowding, contribute to Indigenous disadvantage in... Read article 11 December 2021Journal Articles Read More
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mobility in Central Australia: Survey Reference Guide Volume 1 Michael Dockery, Maria Julieta Rottemberg This publication, in two parts, provides an overview of the methodology and results from the Mobility Survey undertaken for the Population Mobility and Labour Markets Project, Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation. The survey investigated temporary mobility patterns of... Read article 8 November 2021Research Reports Read More
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mobility in Central Australia: Survey Reference Guide Volume 2 Michael Dockery, Maria Julieta Rottemberg This publication, in two parts, provides an overview of the methodology and results from the Mobility Survey undertaken for the Population Mobility and Labour Markets Project, Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation. The survey investigated temporary mobility patterns of... Read article 8 November 2021Research Reports Read More