Many Indigenious Australians are unable to obtain a birth certificate because their birth was never registered, or they cannot satisfy the Births, Deaths & Marriages' ID requirements. The result is a significant gap between the birth registration rates of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Birth Regsitration is a fundamental human right in international law. We will assess the extent of Australia's compliance with international laws through empirical research that: (1) quantifies the extent of the problem; (2) identifies the causes; (3) recommends solutions. The project will facilitate the gathering of accurate population data on Indigenous births, essential for the realisation of the Government's 'Closing the Gap' initiatives.
|Effective start/end date||2/07/12 → 31/12/18|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD150,000.00
- Plan International Australia: AUD75,000.00
- Clayton Utz Lawyers: AUD60,000.00
- South East Australian Aboriginal Justice Services Limited (trading as Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service)
- Hills Community Support Group Inc.
- Equal Opportunity Commission Western Australia
- Tangentyere Council
- Australian Research Council (ARC)
- Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (Queensland): AUD15,000.00