Policy and Research
Cape York Institute undertakes short-to-medium-term policy and research projects across a wide range of economic and social policy areas. We work closely with the Cape York leaders.
Our aim is to develop rigorous yet practical policy solutions that have a decisive impact on Indigenous disadvantage.
Our focus is on:
- Welfare reform
- Home ownership
- Economic development
- Constitutional reform
- Native Title and land reform
- Environment and natural resource management
- Social responsibility and wellbeing
While we focus on Cape York issues, our work has a broader impact guiding state and federal policy.
Our design approach
We believe individuals and families are the main agents of change and are important to the policy and program design process. Involving Cape York people in developing solutions to the challenges they face produces better invention, and more powerful and effective tools for change.
From design to implementation, review and improvement, Cape York families are involved in mapping issues, sharing stories and ideas, prototyping new initiatives and reviewing existing programs.