Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

John Cleary


Featured Publication

  • Indigenous Governance At the Crossroads: The Way Forward 29 November 2006 | IA78
    A strong governance structure that has the respect of residents is essential for any healthy, functional and viable society. When governance structures fail or are corrupt, the whole community suffers. Second-rate governance has contributed to the dysfunction of 1,200 remote…...
    A strong governance structure that has the respect of residents is essential for any healthy, functional and viable society. When governance structures fail or are corrupt, the whole community suffers. Second-rate governance has contributed to the dysfunction of 1,200 remote…
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Media & Commentary

  • Wrapped in red tape and denied the flexibility to grow 29 December 2006 | The Australian
    In the Northern Territory and Western Australia, policymakers and advisers are acknowledging what the residents of remote Aboriginal communities already know: the system of governance in communities has failed. Senior indigenous affairs officials Neil Westbury and Michael Dillon wrote in…
    In the Northern Territory and Western Australia, policymakers and advisers are acknowledging what the residents of remote Aboriginal communities already know: the system of governance in communities has failed. Senior indigenous affairs officials Neil Westbury and Michael Dillon wrote in…
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  • Cast adrift beyond the mainstream 24 May 2005 | The Australian
    There is little doubt that the experiment with land councils and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission has been a failure. The federal Government's decision to return the administration of programs assisting Aborigines to mainstream departments is the correct…
    There is little doubt that the experiment with land councils and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission has been a failure. The federal Government's decision to return the administration of programs assisting Aborigines to mainstream departments is the correct…
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Publications

  • Lessons from the Tiwi Islands: The Need for Radical Improvement in Remote Aboriginal Communities 24 May 2005 | IA55
    Radical change and new directions are needed if policies and delivery of services to remote communities are to be improved: A single, simple, uncomplicated local governance structure should be installed for remote communities. The Land Rights Act should be amended to provide more flexible Indigenous land ownership, allowing individual property…...
    Radical change and new directions are needed if policies and delivery of services to remote communities are to be improved: A single, simple, uncomplicated local governance structure should be installed for remote communities. The Land Rights Act should be amended to provide more flexible Indigenous land ownership, allowing individual property…
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