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Indigenous governance : does it improve indigenous employment outcomes? And if so how?

Abdullah-Wendt, Rohana (2008) Indigenous governance : does it improve indigenous employment outcomes? And if so how? In Brown, Kerry A., Mandell, Myrna, Furneaux, Craig W., & Beach, Sandra (Eds.) Contemporary Issues in Public Management : The 12th Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management, 26 – 28 March 2008, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

Participation in employment is one of the ways in which Indigenous people can become more embedded in Australian society. Despite well-intentioned efforts of successive governments and their contribution of a range of targeted employment programs to address Indigenous social and economic issues for the last three decades, employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians have not risen significantly. This paper argues that the Australian governments’ workforce participation model and employment programs have been based on an overly simplistic notion of supply and demand outcomes, and have had an Anglo-Saxon (whiteness) rather than Indigenous centric focus. This notion or belief is without adequate consideration of Indigenous governance and ignoring the importance of self-determination and governance as an emergent and contributing success factor of employment outcomes.

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ID Code: 17194
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: The contents of this paper can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Indigenous Employment, Indigenous Governance, Employment Outcomes
ISBN: 1741072158
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy (160501)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult author]
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2009 16:20
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:46

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