The ANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) has entered into a new partnership with Aboriginal Victoria. The initial two year partnership is among the first of its kind in Victoria.
The partnership provides CAEPR researchers a unique opportunity to build networks with Traditional Owners, Aboriginal Victorians and the Victorian Public Service in Aboriginal Affairs, and provides Aboriginal Victoria access to academic expertise, specialized knowledge in Indigenous governance and facilitation.
CAEPR will provide expert advice on a range of policies including cultural heritage management, co-design policy, literature analysis of Indigenous policy in Australia and internationally, Indigenous governance expertise and advice on consultation and best practice facilitation. This will support the large number of programs coordinated out of Aboriginal Victoria.
The partnership will build on both parties’ solid foundations in enabling self-determination, Indigenous governance, nation building and policy influence.
CAEPR Director Professor Tony Dreise will provide oversight of the partnership and expert advice on Indigenous policy. Bhiamie Williamson and Minda Murray, who are First Nations Research Associates in the Centre, will work alongside Aboriginal Victoria in their program areas.
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is Australia’s foremost social science research body focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy from a national perspective. In 2020 the Centre celebrated 30 years of effective and influential research.