Where's the evidence? Understanding the use of evidence in Indigenous policy

Past project

The project investigates the role of evidence in Indigenous policy. By examining several inquiry reports, it tracks changes in Indigenous policy over time and studies the methodologies deployed in Indigenous policy research, focusing on child protection. It studies how research evidence and the input of Indigenous people have been used to inform the inquiries and subsequent policy decisions. Its significance lies in the development of an innovative facilitated dialogue process developed by the partner organizations to enable policymakers engaging with researchers and Indigenous people to utilize research for more effective policy. It also furthers the theoretical understanding of the use of evidence in broader social policy.

Project Type/Affiliations

ARC Linkage Grant, with Australian Human Rights Commission and the Lingiari Foundation

Funding Agency

Australian Research Council - Linkage Program

Organisational units