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Redfern works: The policy and community challenges of an urban CDEP scheme

Smith, Diane E

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This paper describes the organisation of work in the Redfern Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) scheme and considers the policy and community issues that are being raised. Two broad perspectives are posed of CDEP employment as 'welfare work' and as 'culture work'. This analytical device serves as the basis for examining the wider socioeconomic circumstances of such urban schemes. The paper uses 1991 Census data to analyse the key characteristics of the Redfern urban labour force....[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSmith, Diane E
dc.contributor.otherAustralian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
dc.coverage.spatialAustralia
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-26T01:56:01Z
dc.date.available2018-07-26T01:56:01Z
dc.date.created1995
dc.identifier.issn1036 1774
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/145529
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the organisation of work in the Redfern Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) scheme and considers the policy and community issues that are being raised. Two broad perspectives are posed of CDEP employment as 'welfare work' and as 'culture work'. This analytical device serves as the basis for examining the wider socioeconomic circumstances of such urban schemes. The paper uses 1991 Census data to analyse the key characteristics of the Redfern urban labour force. The Redfern population's location at the centre of a metropolitan labour market does not appear to be matched by greater participation; rather, it appears to be a disadvantaged enclave. The Redfern CDEP scheme operates within an influential Aboriginal domain where the Redfern Aboriginal Corporation (RAC) undertakes a major rehabilitative and case management role in respect to particular participants. The paper critically assesses the policy assumption that urban Aboriginal communities such as Redfern are more locationally advantaged, more attached to mainstream labour markets and resources, and hence more likely to develop economic self-sufficiency.
dc.format.extent27 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT : Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); No. 099/1995
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.titleRedfern works: The policy and community challenges of an urban CDEP scheme
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.identifier.absfor169902 - Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
local.type.statusPublished Version
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenancePermission to deposit in Open Research received from CAEPR (ERMS2230079)
CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)

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