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Community Participation Agreements: A model for welfare reform from community-based research

Author/editor: Smith, D

Paper no: 223

Year published: 2001

In its June 2001 budget, the Federal Government announced a new framework for welfare reform, Australians Working Together. One component of the framework is the proposed development of Community Participation Agreements in remote Indigenous communities, to deal with welfare income payments, mutual...

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Valuing native title: Aboriginal, statutory and policy discourses about compensation

Author/editor: Smith, D

Paper no: 222

Year published: 2001

The issue of native title compensation generates deep divisions and conflicting evaluations in Australia. Underlying the tensions are unresolved questions concerning the nature of the native title that might be affected; how loss, impairment and extinguishment are to be determined and measured; who...

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Indigenous land in Australia: A quantitative assessment of Indigenous landholdings in 2000

Author/editor: Pollack, D

Paper no: 221

Year published: 2001

This paper estimates the area of land held by Indigenous people in Australia in 2000. It details the legislation and programs that have lead to the accrual of land for Indigenous people in Australia since the concept of Indigenous ownership of land under Australian law, rather than the allocation...

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Indigenous autonomy in Australia: Some concepts, issues and examples

Author/editor: Arthur, W

Paper no: 220

Year published: 2001

This paper explores the concept of autonomy as it might apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Literature dealing with the concept of autonomy is considered and several analytical approaches are discussed. Principal amongst these are the distinction between corporate autonomy for a...

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Implications of developments in telecommunications for Indigenous people in remote and rural Australia

Author/editor: Daly, A

Paper no: 219

Year published: 2001

This paper considers the implications of changes in the technological and regulatory environment in the telecommunications industry in Australia for Indigenous Australians living in remote and rural areas. This group is particularly vulnerable to falling on the wrong side of the 'digital divide'...

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Giving credit where it's due: The delivery of banking and financial services to Indigenous Australians in rural and remote areas

Author/editor: McDonnell, S, Westbury, N

Paper no: 218

Year published: 2001

Australia's financial system is undergoing a period of substantial structural change. A number of interrelated factors are implicated: changes in the competitive forces within the sector, the introduction of new technology, and changing consumer demands. While these changes may have had positive...

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Indigenous families and the welfare system: The Yuendumu community case study, Stage Two

Author/editor: Musharbash, Y

Paper no: 217

Year published: 2001

In 1998, CAEPR commenced research for the Children and Welfare Project, as negotiated with the Indigenous Policy Unit (IPU) of the Department of Family and Community Services (DFACS). The project aims to provide a longitudinal study into the factors influencing the service delivery of social...

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