Abstract: The Commonwealth Government has recently introduced a new measurement for research quality in Australian universities called the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). The ERA will critically influence university research priorities and funding in the coming years. In this paper, I discuss the development of the ERA framework and analyse this framework in relation to the discipline of Australian Indigenous Studies. In particular, I discuss the impact of the ERA on Australian Indigenous Studies and Australian Indigenous Studies journals.
Notes: Journal of the Wollotuka Institute; University of Newcastle This paper was written for the National Indigenous Education Conference in November 2009