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The CDEP scheme: Administrative and policy issues

Altman, Jon; Sanders, Will


The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme is a program whereby Aboriginal community councils receive grants roughly equivalent to the social security entitlements of community members which are used as wages for the creation of jobs. It has been operating since 1977, during which time it has expanded to include 169 participating communities and involve 18,266 Aboriginal people. Expenditure on CDEP for 1990/91 totalled about $194 million, representing 36 per cent of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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