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Bill Arthur


Commercial water and Indigenous Australians: a scoping study of licence allocations

This report is the outcome of a scoping exercise commissioned by the National Water Commission (NWC) to determine the water licences and allocations to Indigenous people for commercial use across all States and Territories (except the Australian Capital Territory) in Australia. This preliminary study was...

Careers and aspirations: young Torres Strait Islanders, 1999–2003

Bill Arthur, Josephine David-Petero, Victor McGrath and Elizah Wasaga analyse data from a 2004 reinterview of a survey sample of Indigenous males and females aged between 15 and 24 years in Torres Strait which explores the careers and aspirations of Indigenous young people. The survey...

Autonomy rights in Torres Strait: From whom, for whom, for or over what?

It observes that progress towards greater autonomy has been slow and difficult and relates this to unresolved issues pertaining to three underlying analytic questions: from whom, for whom and for or over what is autonomy being sought? This paper by W.G. Sanders and W.S. Arthur...
Discussion paper

What's new? the 1997 parliamentary inquiry into Indigenous business

This paper summarises some of the evidence given to Inquiry into Indigenous Business commencd by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs in 1997.
Discussion paper

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commercial Development Corporation: a new approach to enterprise?

In the late 1980s, the Government introduced the Aboriginal Employment Development Policy (AEDP), which aimed to reduce the differences in socioeconomic status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and to reduce Indigenous welfare dependency (Commonwealth of Australia 1987). As one arguable aim of the policy is...