John Taylor


Social indicators for Aboriginal governance: insights from the Thamarrurr Region, Northern Territory

This study was commissioned by the partners to the Council of Australian Governments' Indigenous Communities Coordination Pilot trial focused on the Thamarrurr region. The study addresses the issue of how and whether current social and economic conditions in remote regions can be quantified for the...

Aboriginal population profiles for development planning in the northern east Kimberley

The Northern East Kimberley region of Western Australia is facing a development crossroads with the need to make a decision on either the extension or closure of Argyle Diamond Mine. This region also has a major economic development problem in that half of its adult...

Mobilities of return: Pacific perspectives

This volume situates ‘mobilities of return’—that is, the movement of people ‘back’ to places that are designated, however ambiguously or ambivalently, as ‘home’—as a starting point for understanding the broader context and experience of human mobility, community and identity in the Pacific region and beyond.

Indigenous data sovereignty: toward an agenda

Overview As the global ‘data revolution’ accelerates, how can the data rights and interests of Indigenous peoples be secured? Premised on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, this book argues that Indigenous peoples have inherent and inalienable rights relating to the...
Journal article

Statistics for community governance: the Yawuru Indigenous population survey, Western Australia

Abstract: This article presents a case study of an exercise in Aboriginal community governance in Australia. It sets out the background events that led the Yawuru Native Title Holders Aboriginal Corporation in the town of Broome on Australia’s northwest coast to secure information for its...