CHSPR Seminar | Introducing Indigenist Critical Policy Analysis

Natalie Bryant, Australian National University

Tuesday Sept 26, 2023
12-1 pm PT
Register to attend in-person in SPPH B104 or virtually (via Zoom). Natalie Bryant will present in-person.

The question of how public policies are assessed in relation to the needs of Australian Indigenous people is a challenging one. How should success or failure be judged? Indigenist Critical Policy Analysis (ICPA) is a possible solution to this challenge. Grounded in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, it is a framework for assessing a policy and/or policy process to determine whether it authentically engages with Indigenous issues. This seminar will provide an overview of the opportunities for a change in approach in Australia, the socio-political and historical contexts of policy making, and a critique of the existing mechanisms for assessing policy processes; and will demonstrate ICPA using the New South Wales Regional Health Strategic Plan 2022-2032 as a case study.

Natalie Bryant is a Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner PhD Scholar in the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at Australian National University. Her research investigates structures that might facilitate Indigenous self-determination in the hospital system in Australia, and the reform processes that might be needed to realise them. Natalie has held a variety of roles across the Commonwealth and New South Wales public service. She has a strong interest in health and leadership, and is passionate about the development and implementation of programs that provide the best outcomes for all people but particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Register in advance for this seminar. A light lunch will be provided for in-person registrants. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.