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 Objectives


Objectives of the AERC

  • To provide a specialised source of information for Indigenous communities and individuals, professional and government groups, academics and students.
  • To provide a database for research and consulting activities (specifically to provide a web-accessible database on Housing, Architecture and Community Planning for Australian Indigenous community groups and their agents).
  • To carry out research with Australian Indigenous people that relates to person-environment relations.
  • To provide professional and practical assistance to Indigenous groups, to help them change or resist change of their environment, with the ultimate aim being to attain a self-determined quality of living.
  • To attract postgraduate students into the AERC and maintain a productive culture of research amongst this specialist group of scholars.

[Please refer to a short document prepared in 2004 by Prof Paul Memmott, Director of the AERC, and evaluating the Centre's outputs over the past 5 years of its operation.]