A preliminary analysis of Australian Government’s Indigenous reform agenda ‘Closing the Gap’ and corporate accountability

Islam, Muhammad Azizul, Jain, Ameeta, & Haque, Shamima (2016) A preliminary analysis of Australian Government’s Indigenous reform agenda ‘Closing the Gap’ and corporate accountability. In Idowu, Samuel O. (Ed.) Key Initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility : Global Dimension of CSR in Corporate Entities. Springer, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 341-354.

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This chapter provides a preliminary analysis of Australian Government’s reform agenda popularly known as ‘Closing the Gap’.” Closing the Gap” sets a commitment by all Australian governments to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians, and in particular provide a better future for indigenous children. This article discusses how the coalition of Australian Governments prepared this agenda and how this program involves Australian corporations in this task. Our observations suggest that another reform is required for the government to mandate corporate involvement and contribution to this reform agenda.

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ID Code: 94474
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Indegenous reform, Closing the gap, Australia, Accountability, Corporation, Disclosure
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21641-6_16
ISBN: 9783319216409
ISSN: 2196-7075
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2016 01:35
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2016 01:18

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