Data Challenges in Research for Indigenous Populations

Indigenous Populations

Canberra Room
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
120 Commonwealth Avenue


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Ms Tracy Groves

T: +61 3 8344 2100

Melbourne Institute Public Economics Forum


Professor Ian Anderson, Deputy Secretary, Indigenous Affairs, Prime Minister and Cabinet


Professor Guyonne Kalb, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne. Two Specific Examples of Challenges: Understanding Labour Market Outcomes and Childcare Use

Mr Shane Johnson, Indigenous Affairs, Prime Minister and Cabinet. Improving the Availability of Data to Support Indigenous Policy

Professor Maggie Walter, School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania. Indigenous Statistics

Mr Andrew Sporle, Department of Statistics, University of Auckland. Empowering Indigenous Development: Data about, for, with or by Indigenous People

About the Topic

A key challenge in understanding issues relating to Indigenous Populations is a lack of data that is publicly available to approved researchers. General population surveys do not represent Indigenous populations adequately due to small population numbers, and due to not collecting the right/most important information affecting Indigenous outcomes. In this Forum we will discuss new developments in Australia and in other countries, and explore what more is needed.

Questions addressed will include:

  • What data is lacking?
  • What issues could be investigated with the right data
  • What is needed to fill the gaps in the data?


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