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Discussion paper

02 Dec 2016

The Community Development Programme (CDP) is a remote-area Work for the Dole scheme that principally affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program is billed by the government as 'helping people find work, and allowing them to contribute to their communities and gain skills...

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20 Apr 2016

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The engagement of Indigenous Australians in economic activity is a matter of long-standing public concern and debate. Jon Altman has been intellectually engaged with Indigenous economic activity for almost 40 years, most prominently through his elaboration of the...

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Discussion paper

20 Oct 2003

Will Sanders updates earlier work on participation and representation in ATSIC elections, adding analysis of the fifth round of ATSIC elections held in 2002. Will argues that overall voter turnout is reasonable given the voluntary nature of ATSIC elections. He discerns a distinctive geography of...

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Discussion paper

31 Jul 2003

ATSIC elections since 1990 have used the Commonwealth Electoral Roll as a large under-specified list of potential voters. Dissatisfaction with this arrangement within the Tasmanian Aboriginal community led to a trial roll of Indigenous electors being drawn up for the 2002 ATSIC elections in that...

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Research report

30 Jul 2003

In a paper prepared for the Democratic Audit of Australia Will Sanders concludes that, on grounds of electoral administration, participation and representation, ATSIC does deserves some support, as a reasonably democratic attempt to develop an elected national Indigenous representative structure...

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Research report

11 Sep 2002

The ultimate strength of Indigenous peoples' political claims lies in their being seen as quite different from those other interest groups. Following the example of Canada, Will Sanders looks at the idea of Indigenous peoples' organisations and their processes of representation as constituting...

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