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From Welfare to Work, or Work to Welfare

Jordan, Kirrily; Altman, Jon


One of the most pressing and enduring concerns in Australian Indigenous policymaking is the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It has often been at the top of successive governments’ Indigenous affairs agendas and, since 2008, ‘closing the gap’ in employment rates between Indigenous and other Australians has been a specific policy goal. Yet the employment disparity is growing, not declining. What has been going wrong?

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Source: Better Than Welfare? Work and Livelihoods for Indigenous Australians After CDEP
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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