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The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

  • Author: Easterly, William
  • Publisher: Penguin Press
  • Published: 2006

In his previous book, The Elusive Quest for Growth, William Easterly criticized the utter

The Camel Book

  • Authors: Moloney, J, Mooney, M, Tangentyere Land & Learning Program Staff
  • Publisher: Tangentyere Landcare
  • Published: 2006

This book has been written for Indigenous communities in central Australia. It has been designed

Mortality, Morbidity and Health Care Costs of Injury in the Northern Territory 1991–2001

  • Authors: You, J, Guthridge, S
  • Publisher: Department of Health and Community Services
  • Published: 2005

In Australia, injury is a leading cause of mortality and permanent disability, including the principal cause of death in people under 45 years of age. Throughout the 1990s, injury was…

Job and Work Analysis: Guidelines on Indentifying Jobs for Persons with Disabilities

  • Author: Heron, Robert
  • Publisher: International Labour Office
  • Published: 2005

As people with disabilities enter in greater numbers into competitive employment, it has become clear that they can be excellent employees, an asset to their employers, if they work in…

Staffing an empty schoolhouse: Attracting and retaining teachers in rural, remote and isolated communities

  • Author: Roberts, P
  • Publisher: NSW Teachers Federation
  • Published: 2005

While the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) inquiry into rural and remote education and the Vinson Inquiry have highlighted many areas of concern and suggested solutions they are…

Between a rock and a hard place: Economic policy and the employment outlook for indigenous Australians

  • Author: Gregory, R. G.
  • Publisher: University of Sydney
  • Published: 2005

This timely collection of articles explores some of the most pressing issues confronting both Australia's Indigenous peoples and Australia as a nation. In the current period of economic strength, Indigenous…

Reclaiming Culture - Indigenous People and Self-Representation

  • Author: Hendry, Joy
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Published: 2005

This book focuses on the renewal (or rekindling) of cultural identity, especially in populations

Balanda: My Year in Arnhem Land

  • Author: Marks, Mary Ellen
  • Publisher: Allen and Unwin
  • Published: 2005

Mary Ellen Jordan left her Melbourne city life to spend fourteen months in Maningrida, a coastal community in Arnhem Land. A place that would challenge her perceptions of race, culture,…

Organizational behavior: 1. Essential theories of motivation and leadership

  • Author: Miner, John B.
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • Published: 2005

Science and its theory The conduct of research and the development of knowledge From social psychology and personality theory : Kurt Lewin Achievement motivation theory : David Mcclelland Motivation-hygiene theory…

Protected Area Management: Principles and Practice

  • Authors: Worboys, G., Lockwood, M., De Lacy, T.
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Published: 2005

Examines the multi-disciplinary task of managing protected areas. This second edition of this authoritative text has been updated, expanded, and includes new Australian and international case studies. Contents Ch.1. Australia's…

Current Issues in Child Protection Policy and Practice: Informing the Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services Child Protection Review

  • Author: Tomison, A
  • Publisher: National Child Protection Clearing House, Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published: 2004

The aim of this report is to provide an overview of current issues for Australian child protection systems, and in particular, to inform the child protection review currently being undertaken…

Holding title and managing land in Cape York : indigenous land management and native title

  • Authors: Memmott, Paul, McDougall, Scott, Cape York Land Council (Qld.), National Native Title Tribunal (Australia), University of Queensland Aboriginal Environments Research Centre
  • Publisher: National Native Title Tribunal
  • Published: 2004

There were some 22 or more native title claims in Cape York Peninsula at the time of writing. A number were close to determination, whilst many others were in active…

Creating effective pathways to employment and training for the employment disadvantaged in the Northern Territory

  • Author: Northern Territory Council of Social Service
  • Publisher: Charles Darwin University Learning Research Group and Northern Territory Council of Social Service
  • Published: 2004

The purpose of the research reported here is to investigate how pathways to employment and training opportunities in the Northern Territory can be created and improved for employment disadvantaged groups.…

Honour Among Nations? Treaties and Agreements with Indigenous People

  • Authors: Langton, M., Tehan, M., Palmer, L., Shain, K.
  • Publisher: Melbourne University Press
  • Published: 2004

Emerging from the growing interest in studying the relationship between indigenous peoples, and governments, and other indigenous groups, this collection of essays explores academic and public policy covering indigenous treaties.…

Sea Change: Movement from Metropolitan to Arcadian Australia

  • Authors: Burnley, I., Murphy, P.
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales Press
  • Published: 2004

This book examines so-called population turnaround describing the very significant migration of

Focus on Regions No. 3: Taxable Income

  • Author: Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics
  • Publisher: Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics
  • Published: 2004

The paper and associated database directly tackle the issue of quantifying economic growth in regions. BTRE derived regional economic activity indices for every Local Government Area in Australia from 1980–81…

The case for change: A review of contemporary research on Indigenous education outcomes

  • Authors: Mellor, S, Corrigan, M
  • Publisher: Australian Council for Educational Research
  • Published: 2004

This review calls for change. Over the last two decades, a plethora of governmentpolicies have been developed to improve the educational outcomes of Indigenous students. These policies have, as yet,…

Aboriginal Economy and Society : Australia at the threshold of colonisation

  • Author: Keen, I
  • Publisher: Oxford
  • Published: 2004

Compares and contrasts aspects of Aboriginal economy and society across seven different regions. It reconstructs and explores the relationships between land and technologies. Contents 1. Introduction. Part I: Ecology. 2.…

Improving indigenous completion rates in mainstream TAFE : an action research approach

  • Authors: Jo Balatti, Lyn Gargano, Martha Goldman, Gary Wood, Julie Woodlock
  • Publisher: NCVER
  • Published: 2004

Indigenous engagement with vocational education and training (VET) has improved significantly, but successful Indigenous completion rates are lower nationally when compared to the overall population. This report, based on an…

Indigenous people in vocational education and training : a statistical review of progress

  • Authors: Saunders, John, Jones, Michael, Bowman, Kaye, Loveder, Phil, Brooks, Louise, Australian National Training Authority., National Centre for Vocational Education Research (Australia)
  • Publisher: NCVER
  • Published: 2003

This report provides a statistical overview of Indigenous peoples' participation and outcomes in vocational education and training (VET) over the period of implementation of the Australian National Training Authority's 'Partners…

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