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Putting First Nations research first in Australia and New Zealand


Revised research classifications herald new era for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori researchers

Maggie Walter of the University of Tasmania is a palawa woman—one of the traditional owners of the apple-shaped island just off mainland Australia’s southern coastline.

When the professor joined forces with Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori colleagues to lobby for changes to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) scheme, she had one aim. “We wanted to make our work visible,” Walter told Research Professional News.

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