Events


The Australian National host the ‘Aboriginal research for our time’ seminar in Canberra

On 11 April 2018, the Australian National University, Canberra hosted the second of four seminars planned for 2018. Bringing together the key contributors to the Aboriginal Affairs NSW research agenda, the seminar provided an opportunity for students, academics, policymakers, practitioners, and community members interested in Aboriginal affairs policy reform in NSW to hear about the policy and research findings of their work and to discuss research implications. To a full house the CEO of the Australian institute of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander Studies Craig Richie’s keynote address made the case of research informed policy.


The University of Technology host the ‘Aboriginal research for our time’ seminar in Sydney

On 1 March 2018, the University of Technology, Sydney hosted the first of four seminars planned for 2018. Bringing together the key contributors to the Aboriginal Affairs NSW research agenda, the seminar provided an opportunity for students, academics, policymakers, practitioners, and community members interested in Aboriginal affairs policy reform in NSW to hear about the policy and research findings of their work and to discuss research implications. To a full house Mick Gooda’s keynote address reminded us that research is our friend.


The Hon. Sarah Mitchell MLC launches research agenda

On 28 February 2018 the Honourable Sarah Mitchell MLC, Minister for Aboriginal affairs launched the Aboriginal Affairs NSW research agenda at Parliament House. In conversation with Jeff McMullen AM, Jason Ardler the Head of Aboriginal Affairs, and Aunty Jean Hands the Chair of the Northern Rivers Regional Alliance and the NSW Chairs of Aboriginal Regional Alliances spoke about the their desire for a new narrative in Aboriginal affairs. Particular attention was given to the critical role of the extended research community in delivering the evidence that supports Aboriginal communities and the NSW Government to work together to determine what works, what’s worth trying and what success looks like.


Go Back

Good policy is transformative and liberating

In his keynote address, Craig Ritchie, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, talks about research needed in Aboriginal affairs and reflects on how policy making system can be recalibrated on the basis of a better understanding of Aboriginal culture.

Watch on Filmpond here

The University of Technology host the ‘Aboriginal research for our time’ seminar in Sydney

On 1 March, 2018 in his keynote address, Mick Gooda argues that familiarity with government processes, understanding that government does not stay still, and planning research knowledge transfer are critical to the success of any research endeavour.

Watch on Filmpond here

The Hon. Sarah Mitchell MLC launches research agenda

At the launch of the NSW Aboriginal Affairs research agenda at NSW Parliament House, Jeff McMullen AM, Aunty Jean Hands the Chair of the Northern Rivers Regional Assembly, and Jason Ardler the Head of Aboriginal Affairs in NSW, yarn about the importance of research in delivering the information that Aboriginal peoples in NSW are after.

Watch on Filmpond here