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An Examination of Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs

  • Author: Foley, Dennis
  • Published: 2003

There is little published literature available on urban contemporary Indigenous entrepreneurs in Australia. The paper defines the Indigenous Australian entrepreneur and provides an insight into the contemporary environment in which…

Indigenous by definition, experience, or world view: Links between people, their land, and culture need to be acknowledged

  • Authors: Cunningham, C, Stanley, F
  • Published: 2003

“Indigenous” has a number of usages that differ from “to be born in a specific place,” which is how the Concise Oxford Dictionary defines it. These usages tend to define…

Focus on Regions No. 1: Industry Structure

  • Author: Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics
  • Publisher: Department of Transport and Regional Services
  • Published: 2003

Australia, like many other developed countries, has experienced a decline in the importance of the manufacturing and agriculture sectors over recent decades, and strong growth in the services sector. In…

Population and environment in Australia: Issues in the next half century

  • Author: Burnley, I.
  • Published: 2003

This paper considers the likely future population in Australia to 2050 and is cast within the context of environmental limitations, to which Griffith Taylor alerted the nation in the 1920s…

Achieving Social Justice: Indigenous rights and Australia’s future

  • Author: Behrendt, L.
  • Publisher: Federation Press
  • Published: 2003

This new work argues that a broad Indigenous rights framework is crucial to achieving positive change in the socio-economic disadvantage into which Indigenous Australians are born. It explains why addressing…

People on country, healthy landscapes and sustainable Indigenous economic futures: The Arnhem Land case

  • Author: Altman, J.
  • Published: 2003

In the early 1970s, groups of Aboriginal people in remote Arnhem Land, north Australia, moved from centralised townships back to small communities called ‘outstations’ on their traditional lands. This ‘outstations…

Economic Development and Participation for Remote Indigenous Communities: Best Practice Evident Barriers and Innovative Solutions in the Hybrid Economy

  • Author: Altman, J
  • Published: 2003

A presentation by Professor Jon Altman to the Ministerial Council for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (MCATSIA) at Sydney on 28 November 2003. This paper explores best practice, evident…

Women's representation in a rural context

  • Author: Alston, M.
  • Published: 2003

Australian rural women are largely invisible in public areas of influence. This paper presents findings of research into Australian rural women 's public profile in powerful agricultural organisations. Using a…

National report to Parliament on Indigenous education and training, 2002

  • Author: Department of Education, Science and Training
  • Published: 2003

This is the second in a series of annual reports to the Australian Parliament that tracks progress in Indigenous education and training. It enables the Commonwealth Minister for Education, Science…

A Gudbala Laif? : health and wellbeing in a remote Aboriginal community - what are the problems and where lies responsibility?

  • Author: Senior, Kate Adele
  • Publisher: Australian National University
  • Published: 2003

The thesis is a study of a single community, its health, expectations and aspirations. It is a study of understand in g and responsibility in the context of dependence. The…

The spatial context of Indigenous service delivery

  • Author: Taylor, J
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 2002

As with all economic activities that consider proximity to a client base as part of their locational decision-making, the geographic distribution of banking and financial services has, until quite recently…

Towards an Indigenous order of Australian government: Rethinking self-determination as Indigenous affairs policy

  • Author: Sanders, W.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 2002

This paper begins with a historical analysis of both the rhetoric and the institutions of Australian Indigenous affairs since self-determination was first adopted as Commonwealth government policy in late 1972.…

Jurisdictional devolution: Towards an effective model for Indigenous community self-determination

  • Author: Smith, D.E.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, The Australian National University
  • Published: 2002

Over a decade ago the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody concluded that the essence of self-determination is the…

Making Sense of the Census: Observations of the 2001 Enumeration in Remote Aboriginal Australia

  • Authors: Martin, D. F., Morphy, F., Sanders, W. G., Taylor, J.
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Published: 2002

Special enumeration procedures for Indigenous Australians were introduced in the 1971 Census, and have been a feature of the Australian national census ever since. In 2001, as in previous years,…

Maternal education and child health: An exploratory investigation in a Central Australian Aboriginal community

  • Authors: Ewald, D., Boughton, B.
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health
  • Published: 2002

International research has established that education, and particularly maternal education, is a strong determinant of child health and survival. In the setting of Australian Aboriginal health, the little research that…

Nutrition project in a remote Australian aboriginal community

  • Authors: Zeunert, Sally, Cerro, Nadia, Boesch, Lorinda, Duff, Marcelle, Shephard, Mark D., Jureidini, Kenneth F., Braun, Janice
  • Published: 2002

Much of the ill health of Australian indigenous populations can be attributed to diet-related diseases. This community nutrition project is part of a wider renal screening and prevention program based…

Diaspora, Materialism, Tradition: Anthropological Issues in the Recent High Court Appeal of the Yorta Yorta

  • Author: James F. Weiner
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Native Title Research Unit
  • Published: 2002

In this paper, Dr Weiner inspects some of the appeals made to tradition and continuity of tradition in the High Court appeal of the Yorta Yorta native title case. He…

Focus groups, feminist research and farm women: Opportunities for empowerment in rural social research

  • Author: Pini, B.
  • Published: 2002

This paper uses data from a doctoral study examining women's involvement in the Australian sugar industry to argue that focus groups are a valuable method for feminist rural social research.…

Homelessness and human rights: engaging human rights discourse in the Australian context

  • Author: Otto, D.
  • Published: 2002

This article examines the effectiveness of the 'indirect' (political rather than judicial) methods of implementation employed by Australian governments to fulfil their international human rights obligations by using the national…

Indigenous Settlements of Australia

  • Authors: Memmott, P., Moran, M.
  • Publisher: Department of the Environment and Heritage
  • Published: 2002

This paper provides a national overview of the parallel settlement system which exists across Indigenous Australia. Its aim is to provide a context for the physical planning of Indigenous settlements,…

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