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Health and homelands: good value for money

Posted on: 24 March, 2010
Issue: Vol 10 No 1, January 2010 - March 2010
Related to Caring for country Physical environment Policies Remote

Mooney G (2009)
Health and homelands: good value for money?
Melville, WA: Health Economics

This report examines the feasibility of, and method for, conducting a study of the costs and benefits of homeland living for Indigenous peoples in Australia. The report also examines the evidence currently available in relation to these benefits and costs. The study found that there is strong evidence on the health benefits for Indigenous Australians living on their homeland. Evidence on the costs associated with homeland living was varied, but the author argues that this should not support the current government policies which threaten the present homeland movement. The report recommends that an interim moratorium on policy action for the homelands takes place until further research is undertaken.

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