Welfare to work or work to welfare? Will reform of the Community Development Employment Program help close the employment gap?

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This ARC Discovery project was a collaboration between chief investigators Jon Altman, Will Sanders, Boyd Hunter and research fellow Kirrily Jordan all from CAEPR at the ANU. This project examined emerging labour market programs in remote Australia and their merits in comparison to the historically significant and now defunct Community Development Employment Projects scheme. This research is linked to Jon Altman’s abiding interest in Basic Income schemes for remote Indigenous Australia dating back to 1987 and his links as life member and benefactor of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). Professor Altman’s contributions to a recent publication Labour Lines and Colonial Power: Indigenous and Pacific Islander Labour Mobility in Australia (co-edited with V. Stead) ANU Press, Canberra, 2019 looks at some issues arising from this project.

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Professor Jon Altman

Professor Jon Altman has a disciplinary background in economics and anthropology. From 1983–90 he was a postdoctoral fellow, research fellow and senior research fellow in the Department of...

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Society, safety and health

The Society, Safety and Health cluster has four research themes:

  • Policy processes and the social determinants of health inequities
  • Governance for health equity
  • Food systems, nutrition and climate change
  • Regulation and governance of health care systems

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