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Angka Akatyerr-akert: A Desert raisin report

  • Authors: Alyawarr speakers from Ampilatwatja, , Walsh, F., Douglas, J.
  • Publisher: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre
  • Published: 2009

Developing propagation techniques for Bush Tomato

  • Authors: Johnson, KA., Ahmed, AK.
  • Publisher: Australian Flora Foundation
  • Published: 2005

Solanum centrale JM Black (bush tomato) (Solanaceae) commonly called bush raisin or bush tomato, or known locally as kampurarpa, is a small clonally spreading undershrub with yellow fruit that dry…

Know your rights to your Aboriginal plant knowledge: A guide for Aboriginal knowledge holders on recording and commercialising Aboriginal plant knowledge

  • Author: Morse, J.
  • Publisher: by Terri Janke and Company Pty Ltd
  • Published: 2010

The purpose of this booklet is to guide Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory on the legal aspects of commercialising their knowledge of plants, and the plant materials the knowledge…

VegMachine - extending integrated rangeland monitoring information to industry

  • Authors: Peel, LJ., Beutel, TS., Bull, AL., Karfs, RA., Wallace, J.
  • Publisher: Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Published: 2006

To understand and communicate both the impacts of grazing and opportunities for improved management, information on where and when vegetation has changed is critical. This research proposal sought MLA funding…

Cultivation and harvest quality of native food crops

  • Authors: Ryder, M., Latham, Y., Hawke, B.
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published: 2008

The modern native foods industry in Australia, excluding Macadamia, is still in its infancy. The research presented here is aimed at improving our capacity to grow and market quality native…

Protecting and promoting traditional knowledge: systems, national experiences and international dimensions

  • Authors: Twarog, S., Kapoor, P.
  • Publisher: UNCTAD-Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Published: 2004

The preservation, protection and promotion of the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of local and indigenous communities (TK) is of key importance for developing countries. Their rich endowment of TK…

Cultivation of native food plants in southeastern Australia

  • Authors: Ryder, M., Latham, Y.
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published: 2005

been established in and this report presents the results of the plant establishment phase since planting in 2001-2003.

Bringing them Home. Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families

  • Author: Australasian Legal Information Institute
  • Publisher: Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission,
  • Published: 1997

2012 Indigenous Expenditure Report

  • Author: Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published: 2012

The 2012 Indigenous Expenditure Report is the second in a series, prepared by the Steering

Child Sexual Abuse in rural and remote Australian Indigenous Communities: A preliminary investigation

  • Author: Coorey, L
  • Published: 2001

This report was compiled in response to concerns raised by Indigenous people about the prevalence

Does improved attendance lead to improved achievement? an empirical study of Indigenous education in Australia.

  • Authors: Ladwig, James, Luke, Allan
  • Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
  • Published: 2012

Current Australian federal and state government policy initiatives in Aboriginal education and social welfare reform are based on assumptions about the relationship between increased attendance and increased student performance on…

Indigenous Knowledge: Caring for culture and country

  • Author: Fletcher, C
  • Publisher: Yothu Yindi Foundation
  • Published: 2008

, north east Arnhem Land 2008. This report outlines the backdrop and the process of the Indigenous

Early Indigenous engagement with mining in the Pilbara: Lessons from a historical perspective

  • Author: Holcombe, S
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published: 2006

This paper traces the development of the first private company set up by Aboriginal people in Western Australia. This company, Northern Development and Mining (Nodom), was formed in the late…

Further investigations into Indigenous labour supply: what discourages discouraged workers

  • Authors: Hunter, BH, Gray, MC
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 1999

Indigenous people are far more likely to be discouraged from looking for work than other Australians. Understanding the microeconomic determinants of what discourages particular workers has important implications for overcoming…

Indigenous social policy and the New Mainstreaming

  • Author: Altman, J
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 2005

Notes by Professor Jon Altman from a CAEPR Seminar of 13 October 2004, discussing changes in Indigenous social policy in the light of the recent federal election, including mainstreaming, whole-of-government…

Measures of Australia's Progress: aspirations for our nation: a conversation with Australians about progress

  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Published: 2012

Measuring progress – providing information about whether life is getting better – is perhaps the most important task a national statistical agency undertakes. Measuring progress has been a responsibility of…

Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools

  • Author: Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • Published: 2012

across OECD countries combine quality with equity. This report presents policy recommendations for

Indigenous housing and governance: case studies from remote communities in WA & NT

  • Authors: Jardine-Orr, A, Spring, F, Anda, M
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Western Australia Research Centre
  • Published: 2004

Greater integration of housing assistance programs and improved consultation at the regional and local levels will assist remote Indigenous communities to achieve better management and maintenance of their housing. This…

The literacy question in remote Indigenous Australia

  • Author: Kral, I
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published: 2009

Public commentary commonly attributes blame to inadequate teaching, poor resourcing of remote schools or even lack of parental support for school attendance. In a recent review of education in the…

Indigenous Funding Inquiry Final Report

  • Author: Commonwealth Grants Commission
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Grants Commission
  • Published: 2001

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