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The current issue of the Journal of Indigenous Policy, no16, follows an earlier issue (no 13) in collating and annotating material that is useful for understanding and addressing current issues of policy and service delivery. These journal issues are intended for use by communities, government...
The Stronger Futures consultation process was conducted on a large scale in over 100 Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory between June and August 2011, culminating in the Stronger Futures Bills currently before the Australian Parliament.
This report reviews the consultation process in the...
There are notable differences in the Local Court data on crime rates between different Aboriginal communities in NSW.
Despite this, there has been a lack of qualitative research on the factors affecting crime rates in Aboriginal communities. With support from the NSW Bureau...
In this paper Larissa Behrendt argues that the ideologies of 'mainstreaming' and 'assimilation' have failed in the past to shift the poorer health, lower levels of education, higher levels of unemployment and poorer standard of housing that Aboriginal communities have experienced. In addressing key parts...
Indigenous leaders have described the federal government's new approach to Indigenous policy as a return to assimilation, as blackmail, and as a form of social engineering. Others have heralded it as a much needed new direction in Indigenous affairs. Ruth McCausland examines the government's Indigenous...
This report is the third and final in a series of reports emerging from fieldwork exploring factors that impact on rates of crime in six communities in NSW with significant Aboriginal populations.