Presented by HC Coombs Policy Forum and Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Indigenous Data: A scoping workshop on enhanced access and creative use of data on Indigenous Australians

Wednesday 13 April 2011, 9.30am – 2.30pm workshop, lunch provided
The Jean Martin Room (3.32, Level 3), Beryl Rawson Building #13, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

This workshop is invitation only.
RSVP by 11 March: E: T: 02 6125 7067

The HC Coombs Policy Forum in conjunction with the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at The Australian National Univeristy (ANU) is organising a small high-level workshop aimed at identifying creative use of new and extant data on Indigenous Australians. The data gaps identified at the 2011 CAEPR conference on ‘Social Science Perspectives on the 2008 National and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)’ need to be addressed, and effective policies developed, informed by peer reviewed findings arising from any creative analysis.


Participation is by invitation only. This will be a roundtable discussion with some brief discussion starters (Seven minute maximum). All discussions will be subject to the Chatham House rule.


The specific objectives are: A. Identify the key challenges for augmenting the evidence base, to help inform policy-makers and legislators B. Construct a positive agenda for closing the data and analysis gap.


Three substantive sessions, organised as follows:

Welcome and introduction

  1. Insights from overseas (80 minutes)
  2. Creative collaboration between universities, the public sector and private sector (80 minutes)
  3. New methodologies in research for Indigenous Australians (70 minutes)

Wrap up and next steps

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