Advanced Indigenous Development Approaches

19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018

This five day short course will support staff working in Indigenous Affairs to build their proficiency to work developmentally. What will you learn? Participants will develop skills in place-based approaches, locally-led decision making, frontline leadership, institutional brokering, and adapting to complexity. Topics covered in the course include... read more

Brisbane Writer's Festival Panel: Land Rights

10 September 2017

ISSR's Professor Mark Moran will serve as a panelist at the Brisbane Writer's Festival 2017 on Aboriginal and Torres Strait land and water rights.  Mark will join a panel with Sam Watson, award winning novelist and co-founder of the Australian Indigenous Peoples Political Party; Margaret Stephenson, Associate Professor at Law with UQ; Charlie... read more

Brisbane Writer's Festival Panel: Aboriginal Architecture

09 September 2017

ISSR's Professor Paul Memmott will serve as a panelist at the Brisbane Writer's Festival 2017 on Aboriginal Australian approaches to the built environment - both historically and today.  Paul will join a panel with Michael Aird, acclaimed curator and producer of photographic art of Aboriginal history and culture; Carroll Go-Sam, research fellow... read more

LCC Symposium: Race and Incarceration – Perspectives from Australia and the United States

14 March 2017

Australia and the United States, countries with significantly diverse racial histories, find themselves afflicted with similarly high levels of racial disparity within their justice systems. In an effort to share knowledge and insights across the two countries, the Life Course Centre has brought together a panel of local and international experts to examine... read more

New directions in public finance management in Indigenous affairs

11 November 2014

How public sector agencies fund Indigenous organisations, known internationally as funding ‘modalities’, can enhance or corrode governance capabilities.  More than just machinery of government, these funding modalities are interventions in their own right, with impacts similar in ways to capability building programs.  Examples include... read more

Aboriginal Lifeworlds, conditionality and housing outcomes

18 September 2014

The IMYRP study in Logan, Tennant Creek and Mt Isa In the context of the national policy debate on Indigenous disadvantage, the management of social housing tenancies and home ownership have assumed critical importance as governments move towards greater conditionality in the provision of services to Indigenous people. This AHURI Indigenous Multi-Year... read more

Seminar - Legal arrangements in cohabitation and marriage

25 July 2013

Most studies on cohabitation and marriage have ignored legal variations within these relationship types. This study distinguishes between: (1) marriage in community of property, (2) marriage with prenuptial agreements, (3) cohabitation with a contract/registered partnership, and (4) non-legal cohabitation. These legal arrangements have important... read more

Spinifex collaborative project

07 January 2015

For Professor Paul Memmott, 2014 marked the seventh year of collaboration across the university with a professor from the School of Chemical Engineering and a professor from the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Their aim was to unlock the unique properties of the Australian native spinifex grass, once used by Aboriginal Australians for cladding of... read more

Indigenous health and architectural space

16 December 2015

In the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Major Grants Announcement on October 30 a project to improve the architectural design of hospitals for Indigenous users was awarded funding. The project ‘Understanding Indigenous experiences of architectural settings to improve Indigenous health outcomes: Does design matter?’ will be led by... read more

ISSR wins prestigious ARC Discovery grant to investigate impact of public finances on the PNG-Australia borderland

02 February 2016

Professor Mark Moran, with UQ Law Professor Jennifer Corrin, has been awarded a 2016 Australian Research Council Discovery grant. The grant provides funding of over $670,000 over three years to investigate the impact of public finance on the PNG-Australia borderland. Torres Strait Islanders and Papua New Guinea (PNG) nationals living in the PNG–... read more

The need for community-led innovation

08 March 2016

ISSR’s Professor Mark Moran emphasised the need for local innovation to lead over policy solutions in remote Indigenous Australia in a recent article in The Conversation. “Across remote Australia, such innovation is occurring locally in practice, under the radar of government policies and support,” Prof Moran said. “Central to... read more

ISSR Research Fellow Presents at AAPS Conference

19 April 2016

How can tradition and custom be applied as legal concepts? Research Fellow Dr Kevin Murphy attempted to answer this question at the Australian Association for Pacific Studies Conference in Cairns earlier this month. Murphy’s paper focused on the application of tradition and custom as legal concepts in the border region between Papua New Guinea and... read more

The Australian Research Council rewards outstanding research in the areas of Alcohol-Related Harms and Understanding of Race Relations

06 May 2016

Dr Jason Ferris, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Sciences Research (ISSR), was named on a successful ARC Linkage application led by Deakin University, to measure the impact of lock-out legislation on alcohol-related harms. Dr Ferris’s program of research explores alcohol-related harms and methamphetamine production and supply. Dr... read more

A look at Kaiadilt culture through Sally Gabori art

07 July 2016

ISSR Professor Paul Memmott, Director of the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, provided historical expertise to Dulka Warngiid – Land of All, a retrospective QAGOMA exhibition celebrating the life of the late Kaiadilt artist, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori. Prof Memmott shared a panel discussion about her life and work with Judith... read more

Combining Aboriginal knowledge and Western science to create building materials of the future

05 October 2009

UQ researchers have teamed up with the Indigenous people of the Myuma Group to identify and develop potential technological applications for Spinifex grass. The project is exploring uses and properties of this uniquely Australian resource as a future material for a sustainable building industry to replace current resource-intensive materials. Director of... read more