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Policy report

No more business as usual: the need for participatory Indigenous development policy and skilled practice

First Peoples enterprise development First Peoples economic participation Place-based policy Self-determination Australia

This paper explores what is required to enable First People to be genuinely able to participate in their own development in line with their right to self-determination and free prior and informed consent. It examines current major directions and opportunities in government policies and argues that ‘business as usual’ processes of engagement and communication will need to change significantly if people are to experience genuine participation in any place-based processes. It finishes with a call for new institutional support to enable effective participatory development to occur.

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Policy Insights Paper No. 06/2022