Self-determination

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Self rule
NARROWER TERMS
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Curated from a broad selection of key Indigenous policy topics, the First Peoples & Public Policy Collection brings together diverse, policy-relevant practice resources and research information to support the development and implementation of better public policy.
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Victorian Government Aboriginal affairs report 2020

This report is intended to keep government accountable for improving outcomes for and with Aboriginal Victorians, as well as ongoing work to progress Aboriginal self-determination.
Discussion paper

Codesign in the Indigenous policy domain: risks and opportunities

This paper argues that it is incumbent on governments around Australia to demonstrate that they are serious in pursuing co-design, and this will require a sustained focus on demonstrating to First Nations citizens, and indeed all Australians, that the processes adopted are legitimate.
Report

Report of the South Australian Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement

This report outlines the activities of the South Australian Office for the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement, and highlights the ongoing exclusion and inequalities experienced by Aboriginal people in South Australia.
Report

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2020

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It provides comprehensive data across a range of outcome areas, along with supporting material on the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the structural and systemic barriers that need to...
Article

The Black Lives Matter movement has provoked a cultural reckoning about how Black stories are told

This article shows how Australia's mainstream media reports on First Nations stories, including the Black Lives Matter movement.
Report

Linking Indigenous communities with regional development: Australia overview

This report discusses key issues in demography, governance and policy, as they relate to Indigenous peoples in Australia. It focuses on the ‘governance of government’, including the difficult institutional environment that many Indigenous communities and organisations face.
Report

Perspectives on Papua: will Indonesia loosen its grip?

This paper examines the Indonesian government’s perspective of the West Papua independence movement and its interests in maintaining sovereign control over the territory, despite growing tensions and escalating violence.
Discussion paper

Are we mates yet? Agreement making between States and First Nations

This paper has been developed for Aboriginal Affairs NSW (AANSW) to assist communities and policy developers in considering the topic of ‘agreement making’ between the State and First Nations peoples.
Article

Why self-determination is vital for Indigenous communities to beat coronavirus

Compared to the past, Indigenous people have been more able to take measures to protect their communities from disease. To beat COVID-19, Indigenous self-determination is vital.