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Power, culture, economy : indigenous Australians and mining / Jon Altman and David Martin (editors)
Bib ID 4608216
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
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Description Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2009 
xviii, 243 p. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9781921536861
Series

Research monograph (Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research) ; no. 30.

Summary

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 there. In these areas mining developments may be the major, and sometimes the only, contributors to regional economic development. However Indigenous communities have gained only relatively limited long-term economic development benefits from mining activity on land that they own or over which they have property rights of varying significance. Furthermore, while Indigenous people may place high value on realising particular non-economic benefits from mining agreements, there may be only limited capacity to deliver such benefits. This collection of papers focuses on three large, ongoing mining operations in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory under two statutory regimes' the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 and the Native Title Act 1993. The authors outline the institutional basis to greater industry involvement while describing and analysing the best practice principles that can be utilised both by companies and Indigenous community organisations.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-239)

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet. Address as at 16 Oct. 2009: http://epress.anu.edu.au/caepr_series/no_30/pdf/whole_book.pdf

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Economic conditions.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.  |  Mineral industries -- Australia.  |  Mineral industries -- Environmental aspects -- Australia.  |  Mineral industries -- Social aspects -- Australia.  |  Mining industry.  |  Native title - Agreements - Indigenous Land Use.
Other authors/contributors Altman, Jon C., 1954-  |  Martin, D. F. (David F.)  |  Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Research
Available From ANU E Press, The Australian National University, Acton ACT 0200 

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