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The future of Indigenous work: Forecasts of labour force status to 2011

Author/editor: Hunter, B, Kinfu, Y, Taylor, J

Paper no: 251

Year published: 2003

The recent release of the final results for the 2001 Census presents an opportunity to assess the net change in employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians for the period covering the first two Howard administrations. This paper uses demographic techniques to make valid comparisons over time,...

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Governance for sustainable development: Strategic issues and principles for Indigenous Australian communities

Author/editor: Dodson, M, Smith, D

Paper no: 250

Year published: 2003

This Discussion Paper examines the concepts of ‘governance’, ‘good governance’ and ‘sustainable development’ in the context of Australian Indigenous communities and regions. It explores the hypothesis that there is vital link between governance and sustainable development. The first half of the...

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Practical reconciliation and recent trends in Indigenous education

Author/editor: Hunter, B, Schwab, RG

Paper no: 249

Year published: 2003

The release of 2001 Census data provides an opportunity to evaluate the Howard government’s performance in Indigenous affairs in broad terms. One major policy shift has been the call for a more ‘practical’ reconciliation that attempts to address the immediate needs of Indigenous people in areas...

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Rethinking the design of indigenous organisations: The need for strategic engagement

Author/editor: Martin, D

Paper no: 248

Year published: 2003

This paper argues that a fundamental issue confronting Australian indigenous groups and communities is how to develop the capacity to engage strategically with the general Australian society, in particular with its political and economic dimensions. ‘Strategic engagement’ refers to the processes...

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Innovative institutional design for sustainable wildlife management in the Indigenous-owned savanna

Author/editor: Altman, JC, Cochrane, MJ

Paper no: 247

Year published: 2003

This paper examines a particular form of cooperative wildlife management on Aboriginal land in the tropical savanna of the Northern Territory, in the context of broader questions about governance. It asks how governance at the state, regional and local level can be designed to ensure sustainable...

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Indigenous economic futures in the Northern Territory: The demographic and socioeconomic background

Author/editor: Taylor, J

Paper no: 246

Year published: 2003

This paper examines 1996 and 2001 Census data to establish recent changes in Indigenous and non-Indigenous employment and income status in the Northern Territory. Also explored are some of the constraints and opportunities facing Indigenous people in their effort to increase their share of...

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The Tasmanian electoral roll trial in the 2002 ATSIC elections

Author/editor: Sanders, WG

Paper no: 245

Year published: 2003

ATSIC elections since 1990 have used the Commonwealth Electoral Roll as a large under-specified list of potential voters. Dissatisfaction with this arrangement within the Tasmanian Aboriginal community led to a trial roll of Indigenous electors being drawn up for the 2002 ATSIC elections in that...

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