Looking for ‘real jobs’ on the APY Lands: intermittent and steady employment in CDEP and other paid work

Looking for ‘real jobs’ on the APY Lands: intermittent and steady employment in CDEP and other paid work Book Section

Better than welfare? Work and livelihoods for Indigenous Australians after CDEP

  • Author(s): Jordan, Kirrily
  • Secondary Author(s): Jordan, Kirrily
  • Published: 2016
  • Publisher: CAEPR
  • ISBN: 9781760460273 (pbk)

Abstract: This chapter focuses on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the remote far north of South Australia. The author briefly touches on evidence that the move away from Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) wages to income support payments has been associated with decreased engagement in productive activity on the APY Lands - a similar scenario to the far south coast of NSW and the very opposite of what governments set out to achieve at least discursively. The author explores why the dominant approach might have failed, and attempts to distil insights for future policy directions. Edited excerpts from publication.

  • Urls: http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/n2019/pdf/ch05.pdf
  • Publisher Location: Acton
  • Keywords: Community development, Labour market program, Policy analysis, Remote, Job searching, Employment creation, Case study, Employability, Skill development, Indigenous people, Employment, Culture and society, Policy, Governance, Demographics, Research, Skills and knowledge, Participation, South Australia, Australia, Oceania

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Jordan, Kirrily, 2016, Looking for ‘real jobs’ on the APY Lands: intermittent and steady employment in CDEP and other paid work, Book Section, viewed 06 July 2020, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=11474.

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