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The issues of Indigenous engagement with business are perennially debated and nowhere is this question more pertinent than in the community sector. Indigenous people often live in remote communities, often underdeveloped and dependent on the state, where the market is largely absent. 'Doing business' in...
The indigenous hybrid economy - the state, the market and the Indigenous customary - sustainable development potential.
The global economic alignments of the present pose many political, moral and theoretical questions, but the central issue the essays in this collection address is: how do relatively poor people of the Australia–Pacific region survive in current precarious times?
This paper was presented at the 4th Doing Business with Aboriginal Communities Conference held in Alice Springs in February 1998. Conference presentations covered a great deal of material on Indigenous, governmental and industry perspectives on doing business with Aboriginal communities. These included a number of...
This special edition presents selections of Prof Altman’s writing's on a range of issues: from further evaluation of the Northern Territory intervention, the failure of homelands policy, challenges in policy approaches to Closing the Gap and analysis of the ‘Stronger Futures’ legislation.
This paper has a specific focus on lessons that the authors have learnt from working with Indigenous peoples engaged in cultural and natural resource management projects in northern Australia and New South Wales.
It is based on action research currently being undertaken under the...
This paper is adapted from a submission in response to the Australian Government’s Consultation Paper ‘ Native Title, Indigenous Economic Development and Tax ’. The Consultation Paper mainly canvasses options for income taxation reforms with very little actually said about Indigenous economic development.
This paper examines the changing policy rationales for income management in prescribed Indigenous communities.
The proposed welfare reforms currently before the Australian Parliament will fundamentally alter a citizenship rights-based approach to welfare, replacing it with one that is skewed towards a far higher level...
Were the Wild Rivers Bill passed into law we would see a fundamental change in the current workings of land rights and native title laws in Australia.
The Wild Rivers Bill advocates providing Aboriginal land owners with rights in commercially valuable resources on their...
Research over the past decade in health, employment, life expectancy, child mortality, and household income has confirmed that Indigenous Australians are still Australia's most disadvantaged group. Those residing in communities in regional and remote Australia are further disadvantaged because of the limited formal economic opportunities...