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16 Jun 2006

This preliminary research report by Janet Hunt and Diane Smith is based on the first year of fieldwork conducted by the Indigenous Community Governance Project. The Project is exploring the nature of Indigenous community governance in diverse contexts and locations across Australia through a series...


10 Nov 2005

Anne Daly and Diane Smith use a range of indicators established in the literature to examine the risk of exclusion from mainstream Australian society for Indigenous Australian children. The results show that Indigenous children continue to be among the most socially disadvantaged in Australia, and...

Working paper

17 Oct 2005

Diane Smith sets out the framework for the Indigenous Community Governance research project on Understanding, Building and Sustaining Effective Governance in Rural, Remote and Urban Indigenous Communities, and discusses issues inherent in participatory research, and the dissemination and application of research findings within Indigenous and...


9 Feb 2005

Significant changes are being made to Indigenous affairs at national and regional levels, with the potential for dramatic realignments in inter-governmental relations and the funding of service delivery. Diane Smith identifies challenges facing Indigenous people and governments in reshaping Indigenous governance in the Territory, and...


29 Oct 2003

This paper examines the concepts of 'governance', 'good governance' and 'sustainable development' in the context of Australian Indigenous communities and regions. It explores the hypothesis that there is vital link between governance and sustainable development.

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