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Changes to CDEP under DEWR: Policy substance and the new contractualism

Sanders, Will


The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme is an Indigenous 'workfare' program which has existed since 1977. In 2004, with the abolition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), CDEP became a responsibility of the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR). Since early 2005, DEWR has been engaged in a reform process which has led to some significant changes to CDEP. This article looks at those changes under two headings; policy...[Show more]

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


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