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Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

An Overview of Legal Instruments and other Measures to Aid in the Protection and Valuation of Indigenous Knowledge

Author/editor: J Stratton, B Blackwell, K Bodle & B Hunter

Paper no: 133

Year published: 2019

This paper outlines the legal instruments and other measures used to support the protection of Indigenous Knowledge (IK), with a view to attributing market value to IK. These instruments are categorised as either enforceable instruments or voluntary protocols, standards and guides. Enforceable...

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Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Electoral Administration and Aboriginal Voting Power in the Northern Territory: Reality and Potential Viewed from the 2019 Federal Election

Author/editor: W Sanders

Paper no: 132

Year published: 2019

Due to population proportion, Aboriginal people have the potential to exercise electoral power in Australia’s Northern Territory. Looking back from 2019, this paper explores the contribution of Aboriginal votes to Federal elections in the Northern Territory. It argues that Aboriginal votes have...

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Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Factors Associated with the Labour Force Participation of Prime-Age Indigenous Australians

Author/editor: Y DINKU AND J HUNT

Paper no: 131

Year published: 2019

There is a high prevalence of disengagement from the labour market among prime-age Indigenous Australians (aged 25–54 years). People in this demographic group are at their most productive in terms of working lives. They have generally finished their schooling and are well before their retirement,...

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Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Renewable Energy Projects on the Indigenous Estate: Identifying Risks and Opportunities of Utility-Scale and Dispersed Models

Author/editor: K THORBURN, L O’NEILL, J HUNT AND B RILEY

Paper no: 130

Year published: 2019

Australia’s Pilbara and Kimberley regions have very high rates of Indigenous land tenure, whilst hosting some of world’s best co-located solar and wind energy resources. Simultaneously, technological advances in energy transmission and distribution raises the possibility of renewable energy export...

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Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Lived experiences of the Cashless Debit Card trial, Ceduna, South Australia

Author/editor: E Vincent

Paper no: 129

Year published: 2019

The Cashless Debit Card (CDC) quarantines 80% of working age recipients’ income support payments in selected trial sites. This paper concerns the lived experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals subject to the first CDC trial in the Ceduna region of South Australia. This paper centres...

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Working Paper 128

Policy implications of the Timber Creek decision

Author/editor: Dillon, M.C.

Paper no: 128

Year published: 2019

The High Court decision in Northern Territory v Mr A. Griffiths (deceased) and Lorraine Jones on behalf of the Ngaliwurru and Nungali Peoples [2019] HCA 7 provides authoritative determination in relation to the approach to be adopted in valuing native title. In particular, it deals with how to...

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Ensuring Indigenous benefit from large-scale renewable energy projects: Drawing on experience from extractive industry agreement making

Author/editor: O'Neill, L, Thorburn, K & Hunt, J

Paper no: 127

Year published: 2019

In the coming decades Australia is set to see a dramatic expansion in renewable energy projects. It is likely that many of these will occur on land subject to Indigenous rights and interests. This paper looks to extractive industry experience in negotiating access and benefit sharing agreements...

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