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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Inequality and access to services for remote populations: An Australian case study Julieta Rottemberg, Milad Ghasri, Hanna Grzybowska, Michael Dockery, Travis Waller Almost half of the world population lives in rural and remote areas facing more challenging and hazardous life conditions than the rest of the population. This paper and proposed method contribute to addressing an apparent gap in modelling travel-related decisions... Read article 13 October 2022Journal Articles Read More
2022 Women’s Report Card Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar The 2022 Women’s Report Card sets out the status and current state of play of women in Western Australia, and in doing so, helps to track progress to achieving better outcomes for women. As is the case to varying degrees... Read article 4 August 2022Research Reports Read More
How many in a crowd? Assessing overcrowding measures in Australian housing Michael Dockery, Megan Moskos, Linda Isherwood, Mark Harris This research assesses the measurement of overcrowding in Australia and explores the relationships between various household density measures and the wellbeing of occupants. Indicators of the incidence or severity of household crowding in Australia actually measure occupant density—the ratio of... Read article 28 July 2022Research Reports Read More
Identity and support for policies towards Indigenous people Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi This paper adds to knowledge on the role of politicians’ and voters’ identities in influencing policy-making in societies marked by ethnic inequality. The outcome we investigate is the initiatives and policies targeting Indigenous populations in the context of Australia. We... Read article 1 June 2022Working Papers Read More
Woort Koorliny: Australian Indigenous Employment Index 2022 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Jaslin Kalsi, Lili Loan Vu, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Silvia Salazar The Indigenous Employment Index was commissioned by Minderoo’s Generation One initiative, partnering with Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and Murawin Consulting, as an Australian first to identify and measure practices within large organisations that increase and improve Indigenous employment. The goal... Read article 24 May 2022Research Reports Read More
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