Martu Attitudinal Survey Wiluna Region, WA, 2013: Survey Background and Summary

Martu Attitudinal Survey Wiluna Region, WA, 2013: Survey Background and Summary Report

  • Author(s): Muntjiljtarra Wurrgumu Group
  • Published: 2013

Abstract: This report outlines the background, methodology and a summary of key results of a Martu attitudinal survey conducted in 2013 in Wiluna (Western Australia) and surrounding communities. The survey was researched, conducted and analysed between May and September 2013 by the Muntjiljtarra Wurrgumu Group (MWG). The MWG is made up of the Wiluna, Bondinni, Kutkububba, Ngurra Yuldoo and Windidda communities of Western Australia. It was established in March 2013 as part of the Wiluna Regional Partnership Agreement (WRPA), which was formed under a memorandum of understanding between the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and the Australian Government. (The formal title of this document is Memorandum of Understanding on Indigenous Employment and Enterprise Development between The Australian Government and The Minerals Council of Australia; it is known locally and referred to here as ‘the MoU’.) The partnership comprises representatives of the MWG, the Australian Government, the WA Government, Wiluna Shire, a number of mining companies in the region, Central Desert Native Title Services, TAFE (in Wiluna, the Durack Institute of Technology), and Wiluna Remote School. The MoU’s purpose is to contribute to the development of self-sustaining and prosperous Aboriginal communities in mining regions where individuals can create and take up employment and business opportunities. The focus is on Aboriginal employability, real jobs, and training and enterprise development in the Wiluna region. (Note: the Wiluna region is defined here as the communities and lands within the Wiluna Shire boundary; further information can be obtained at www.minerals.org.au.) MWG, as the representative group of Martu families living in Wiluna and adjacent communities, has ownership of the survey results and working papers. It is important to stress that only through engagement and discussion with Martu people can the nuances and results of the survey be correctly understood. Included in this report, as attachments, are the survey questionnaire and a technical review of the survey’s validity.

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Muntjiljtarra Wurrgumu Group, 2013, Martu Attitudinal Survey Wiluna Region, WA, 2013: Survey Background and Summary, Report, viewed 10 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3225.

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