default logo

Our Research

Batchelor Institute researchers are involved in a range of research into Indigenous Livelihoods, in areas such as pathways to employment in remote communities, micro-enterprise development pathways and learning, learning in prison and aspirations for employment, and community views on government social and economic programs.

The Pathways to Employment project is one such example of a collaborative livelihood project. Dr Eva McRae-Williams is Batchelor Institute’s representative on a research consortia with NintiOne Ltd, Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation and Flinders University. This four-year project to 2016 explores questions such as what kinds of work might help to support sustainable livelihood outcomes in very remote Australia. The four case studies currently underway are:

  • Microenterprise Pathways for Aboriginal people in remote Australia
  • Pathways of Learning for Employment within a Correctional Centre: the remote Aboriginal experience
  • Initiatives, opportunities and aspirations for Anangu transitions into employment: The Ayers Rock Resort pathway
  • How can wrap around services support pathways into employment for Aboriginal people in remote Australia.