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Title Better than welfare : work and livelihoods for Indigenous Australians after CDEP / edited by Kirrily Jordan.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 264 pages) : illustrations
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Series Research monograph (Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research) ; no. 36
Research monograph (Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research) ; no. 36.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents List of figures; List of tables; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Preface; From welfare to work, or€work€to€welfare?; Kirrily Jordan and Jon Altman; Reframed as welfare: CDEP's€fall€from favour; Will Sanders; Some statistical context for€analysis of CDEP; Boyd Hunter; Just a jobs program? CDEP€employment and community development on the€NSW€far€south€coast; Kirrily Jordan; Looking for 'real jobs' on the APY€Lands: Intermittent and steady employment in CDEP and€other paid work; Kirrily Jordan.
Work habits and localised authority in Anmatjere CDEPs: Losing good practice through policy€and€program€reviewWill Sanders; Bawinanga and CDEP: The vibrant life, and near death, of a major Aboriginal corporation in€Arnhem€Land; Jon Altman; Appendix 1: Annotated€timeline€of€key developments; Bree Blakeman; Appendix 2: Annotated€bibliography of author publications on CDEP 2005-15; Compiled by Bree Blakeman; CAEPR Research Monograph€Series; Fig. 3.1 CDEP employment/population ratio, Indigenous males and€females aged 15 and over, 1997-2011.
Fig. 3.2 The proportion of remote IAREs by per cent in CDEP employment in the 2006 census (%)Fig. 3.3 The proportion of remote IAREs by per cent in CDEP employment in the 2011 census (%); Fig. 6.1 Wards of Anmatjere Community Government Council; Fig. 6.2 Pmara Jutunta CDEP Office 2008; Fig. 6.3 Nturiya CDEP Office signs; Fig. 6.4 Four wards and nine service centres of Central Desert Shire; Fig. 6.5 CDEP men's shed at Pmara Jutunta with Central Desert Shire€sign; Fig. 6.6 Jobfind office in Ti Tree 2009-13; Fig. 6.7 Informal CDEP sign 2013; Fig. 6.8 Map of 60 RJCP regions.
Fig. 6.9 New CDEP/RJCP Activity Centre and Office in Ti Tree 2013Fig. 7.1 A version of the map in Schedule 4 of BACs 'rule book'; Table 3.1 Transition probabilities (15-month) between labour force states, Indigenous males and females (percentage); Table 3.2 Marginal effect of CDEP and other labour force categories on€selected social and economic outcomes, 2008; Table 3.3 Hypothetical simulations of the 'effect' of loss of 35,000 CDEP€jobs; Table 3.4 Administrative data on local CDEP schemes at time of 2006 and 2011 census (8€August).
Table 3.5 Working-age population (aged 15-64 years) and major mining investment in remote IAREs by€2006€CDEP€employment rates in 2006Table 3.6 Labour market outcomes for 15-64-year-olds by Indigenous status, Wallaga Lake, 2006 and 2011; Table 4.1 Labour force characteristics for Bega, Eden and Wallaga Lake Indigenous Locations, Indigenous people aged 15-64 years, 2006€and€2011; Table 7.1 Bawinanga annual reporting 1999-2011; Table 7.2 Range of BAC activities by headings reported in narrative annual reports 1999-2000 to 2010-11.
Summary The end of the very long-standing Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme in 2015 marked a critical juncture in Australian Indigenous policy history. For more than 30 years, CDEP had been among the biggest and most influential programs in the Indigenous affairs portfolio, employing many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. More recently, it had also become a focus of intense political contestation that culminated in its ultimate demise. This book examines the consequences of its closure for Indigenous people, communities and organisations. The end of CDEP is first situated in its broader historical and political context: the debates over notions of 'self-determination' versus 'mainstreaming' and the enduring influence of concerns about 'passive welfare' and 'mutual obligation'. In this way the focus on CDEP highlights more general trends in Indigenous policymaking, and questions whether the dominant government approach is on the right track. Each chapter takes a different disciplinary approach to this question, variously focusing on the consequences of change for community and economic development, individual work habits and employment outcomes, and institutional capacity within the Indigenous sector. Across the case studies examined, the chapters suggest that the end of CDEP has heralded the emergence of a greater reliance on welfare rather than the increased employment outcomes the government had anticipated. Concluding that CDEP was 'better than welfare' in many ways, the book offers encouragement to policymakers to ensure that future reforms generate livelihood options for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians that are, in turn, better than CDEP.
Language English.
Subject Community Development Employment Projects (Australia)
Community Development Employment Projects (Australia) (OCoLC)fst00785535
Indigenous peoples -- Employment -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Australia -- Social conditions.
Indigenous peoples -- Government policy -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Australia -- Government relations.
Australasia, Oceania and other land areas.
Ethnic studies.
Indigenous peoples.
Social groups.
Social services and welfare, criminology.
Social welfare and social services.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Welfare and benefit systems.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Policy.
Indigenous peoples -- Employment. (OCoLC)fst02003208
Indigenous peoples -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst00970235
Indigenous peoples -- Government relations. (OCoLC)fst00970236
Indigenous peoples -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00970256
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Jordan, Kirrily, editor.
In: Books at JSTOR: Open Access JSTOR
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) OAPEN
Other Form: Print version: 9781760460273 1760460273 (OCoLC)945913493
ISBN 9781760460280 (electronic bk.)
1760460281 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.22459/CAEPR36.08.2016 doi
AU@ 000057217857
GBVCP 1008667722

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