Closing the gap on Indigenous birth registration

Project titleClosing the gap on Indigenous birth registration
Project numberLP120100160
Duration2012-2014
Funding amount $150,000

Researcher(s)

A/Prof Paula Gerber, Prof Lynette Russell (Monash Indigenous Centre, Faculty of Arts, Monash University), A/Prof Cecily Freemantle (The University of Melbourne), and Ms Melissa Castan

Partner organisationsClayton Utz Solicitors, Equal Opportunity Commission, Hills Community Support Group, Plan International Australia, Tangentyere Council, and the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Cooperative

Project summary

This project investigates the nature and extent of problems faced by Indigenous Australians trying to access the birth registration systems within Australia. Following extensive consultation with Indigenous communities and other key stakeholders, this project will identify the causes of the problem and recommend appropriate solutions.