Welcome to Social Research, Policy and Planning

Social Research, Policy and Planning Pty. Ltd. does policy, planning and research with community groups and non-government organisations interested in social change.

SRPP began operating in 1981 and was incorporated as an Australian proprietary company in 1991. Early projects funded by the Law Foundation of New South Wales led to a focus on courts and legal services. Other main areas of activity have included evaluation of community services and social aspects of urban planning.

The directors of SRPP are Dr Margot Rawsthorne and Dr Richard Mohr. We design projects, and carry out research aimed at practical solutions in collaboration with community organisations, international research institutes, urban planners, consultants and visual artists.

The system [of Aboriginal land law] could be considered a jigsawed mutualism. People had rights and responsibilities for particular pieces of the jigsaw but they were constrained to operate that piece so that it added to rather than detracted from the pieces of their neighbours and the epic integrity of the land.

- Bruce Pascoe, Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? (Broome, Magabala Books, 2014)