Sean Kerins

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13 Nov 2013


Common property (communal land) is often viewed negatively with some claiming that communal land ownership and the absence of private property rights more generally have been insurmountable barriers to Indigenous enterprise. This paper provides a brief overview of common property resources and...


4 Feb 2013

A recent police operation in the Northern Territory community of Borroloola invites reflection on best practice for community policing and alcohol management. Community policing is fundamentally an alliance where the police and community identify and solve community problems together, with the essential ingredient being active...


15 Mar 2010

In October 2009 the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) convened a workshop at the Australian National University in Canberra on Homelands/Outstations. Invited to the workshop were homeland/outstation residents, their resource agencies, peak...


23 Dec 2008

The development of a Northern Territory outstation/homelands policy which meets the needs and aspirations of a dynamic and highly mobile population is extremely important. It is a complex and difficult task, but one which provides an important opportunity for outstations/homelands to be viewed as an...


5 May 2008

Aboriginal People in the tropical savannah of the Northern Territory (NT) own 170,000 square kilometers of land including 85% of the coastline. Land and sea country have great cultural, economic and social significance to Aboriginal people, underpinning their culture and society. Aboriginal landowners continue to...

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