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Working paper

Social enterprise as a model for developing Aboriginal lands

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 explores how Aboriginal...

Policing the frontier: Christmas in Borroloola

A recent police operation in the Northern Territory community of Borroloola invites reflection on best practice for community policing and alcohol management.

The future of outstations/homelands

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 Aboriginal organisations...

Why the Northern Territory Government needs to support Outstations/Homelands in the Aboriginal, Northern Territory and national interest

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...