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Mark Hughes

Publications by Author

  1. Indigenous Education 2012

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 27 Jun 2012 | Policy Monographs

    Indigenous Education 2012 reviews the lack of progress by states and territories in improving Indigenous literacy and numeracy.... Read More...

  2. NSW Community Discussion Paper: Improving Educational Outcomes for Aboriginal People

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 23 Mar 2012 | Submissions

    By ending the raft of current discriminatory, costly and ineffective Indigenous education policies, the New South Wales Coalition... Read More...

  3. Submission to Remote Participation and Employment Servicing Arrangements

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes, Sara Hudson | 11 Oct 2011 | Submissions

    The Discussion Paper’s focus on participation and employment in remote Indigenous communities is welcome because it distinguishes... Read More...

  4. FaHCSIA Indigenous Economic Development Strategy 2010

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes, Sara Hudson | 17 Dec 2010 | Submissions

    Governments state that their objective is for Indigenous townships to develop and prosper like mainstream Australian towns.... Read More...

  5. Submission to Native Title Leading Practice Agreements Discussion Paper 2010

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes, Sara Hudson | 30 Nov 2010 | Submissions

    The Native Title process is only one of the processes returning land to traditional owners. The lack of benefits to the Indigenous... Read More...

  6. Private Housing on Indigenous Lands

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes, Sara Hudson | 17 Nov 2010 | Policy Monographs

    Legislation and programs to introduce private housing and businesses on Indigenous land are flawed. Tenure of Indigenous... Read More...

Opinion & Commentary by Author

  1. Poor education is letting Indigenous children down

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 06 Jul 2012 | The Drum

    NAPLAN results show that Queensland has made the greatest progress in reducing failure rates, followed by Western Australia,... Read More

  2. Review of indigenous literacy and numeracy 2008-2011

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 28 Jun 2012 | ON LINE Opinion

    Queensland and Western Australia are the only states making progress on Indigenous education.

  3. Hughes: Neither race nor distance

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 27 Jun 2012 | The Advertiser

    THE causes of high indigenous failure are poor teaching and discipline, write Helen and Mark Hughes.

  4. 'Indigenous-specific' programs are a $300m waste

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 27 Jun 2012 | The Australian

    Queensland and Western Australia are the only states making progress on indigenous education.

  5. WA can do more in indigenous education

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 27 Jun 2012 | The West Australian

    WA is on its way to reducing indigenous literacy and numeracy failure rates, which will increase opportunities for indigenous... Read More

  6. Lands where no one can feel at home

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes, Sara Hudson | 25 Jun 2011 | The Australian

    Indigenous ‘community’ a misnomer.

  7. Fat cats feed on needy

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 23 Mar 2011 | The Australian

    If government expenditure on indigenous Australians is divided among the welfare-dependent, the average per head is $75,000.

  8. Protecting bad teachers produces chronic failure

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 09 Mar 2011 | The Australian

    My School confirms that funding is not the cause of Indigenous educational failure.

Ideas@TheCentre by Author

  1. A tale of two houses

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 24 May 2013 | Ideas@The Centre

    For years, excuses have been used to hide the discriminatory state and federal policies that deny individual property rights... Read More

  2. Funding students based on Indigeneity demeaning and wasteful

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 03 May 2013 | Ideas@The Centre

    The Labor government continues to ignore the overwhelming evidence that funding is not a principal constraint on Indigenous... Read More

  3. Home, sweet home

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes, Sara Hudson | 13 Jul 2012 | Ideas@The Centre

    After generations of decrepit public housing, Baniyala families will finally have the option of building and living in new... Read More

  4. Indigenous education – a poor performer

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 29 Jun 2012 | Ideas@The Centre

    Government needs to respond to poor NAPLAN results for Indigenous students by bringing non-performing and under-performing... Read More

  5. Indigenous private property rights ignored again

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 27 May 2011 | Ideas@The Centre

    Government ignores Indigenous private property rights and creates more bureaucracy.

  6. Census apartheid

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 15 Apr 2011 | Ideas@The Centre

    With preparations well in hand for the 2011 Census in August, we are assuming that the separate Census Interviewer Household... Read More

  7. Money well spent?

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Mark Hughes | 11 Mar 2011 | Ideas@The Centre

    A new report confirms that Indigenous disadvantage is not the result of insufficient government expenditure.