Indigenous Governance - Publications

Discussion paper

Aboriginal Community Governance on the Frontlines and Faultlines in the Black Summer Bushfires

Author/editor: Williamson, B

Paper no: 300

Year published: 2022

The 2019–20 ‘Black Summer’ bushfires were unprecedented in their size, scale, and devastation. It was widely acknowledged that the bushfires disproportionally impacted Aboriginal people both in terms of the population of people affected, and the deep impact felt as people connected to the land. Yet...

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Local governments and Indigenous interests in Australia’s Northern Territory

Author/editor: Sanders, WG

Paper no: 285

Year published: 2006

Australia’s Northern Territory has three categories of local government referred to as municipal, community government and association councils. This paper explores the historical development of these three categories of local governing body since Northern Territory self-government in 1978. Through...

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Views from the top of the ‘quiet revolution’: Secretarial perspectives on the new arrangements in Indigenous affairs

Author/editor: Gray, W, Sanders, WG

Paper no: 282

Year published: 2006

In the latter months of 2005 we interviewed eleven members of the Commonwealth Government’s Secretaries Group on Indigenous Affairs about their experiences of the new arrangements in Indigenous affairs since July 2004. This paper reports on the findings from those interviews under ten subheadings...

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Being a good senior manager in Indigenous community governance: Working with public purpose and private benefit

Author/editor: Sanders, WG

Paper no: 280

Year published: 2006

This paper seeks to understand the role of being a senior manager in Indigenous community governance, particularly though not exclusively in remote Aboriginal communities. It argues against the tendency of analysts and would-be reformers of Indigenous community governance to focus on the competence...

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CAEPR Monographs

Contested Governance: Culture, power and institutions in Indigenous Australia

Author/editor: Hunt, J, Smith, D, Garling, S, et al.

Year published: 2008

It is gradually being recognised by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians that getting contemporary Indigenous governance right is fundamental to improving Indigenous well-being and generating sustained socioeconomic development. This collection of papers examines the dilemmas and...

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Working paper

Indigenous Community Governance Project: Year two research findings

Author/editor: Hunt, J, Smith, D

Paper no: 36

Year published: 2007

This is the second research report by the Indigenous Community Governance Project (ICGP). The ICGP is exploring the nature of Indigenous community governance in Australia—to understand what works, what doesn’t work, and why. The first report, based on 2005 fieldwork, was published as CAEPR Working...

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Topical Issues

Sustainable governance for small desert settlements -

Author/editor: Sanders, WG, Holcombe, S

Paper no: 2

Volume no: 44

Year published: 2007

'Sustainable governance for small desert settlements: Combining single settlement localism and multi-settlement regionalism', a paper presented to the Desert Knowledge Symposium & Business Showcase, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, 1-3 November 2006.

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