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Janet Hunt

Document: Topical Issue

 

The concept of a 'Healthy Welfare Card', now renamed as the Cashless Debit Card (CDC), was a recommendation of the Forrest Review into Employment and Training (Forrest 2014).

It was seen as a development from income management which has been occurring in parts of Australia since the Northern Territory Emergency Response, when it was first introduced for Aboriginal communities there.

The CDC appears to operate a little differently from the Basics Card1 used in the Northern Territory income management program.

Document: CAEPR Seminar

This seminar explores the themes of a research project into reciprocal accountability and the public value created by Aboriginal organisations in the Kimberley. The concept of public value was advanced by Moore in the early 1980s when neo-liberal public management first threatened to dominate the administrative apparatus of the Anglophone states. It has been refined since, and offers an alternative, now that neo-liberal public management faces widespread public disillusion.

Document: Working Paper

What are the factors that enable some Aboriginal organisations to drive positive change in their communities? This paper draws on interviews with leaders of successful Aboriginal organisations to understand the factors behind the successes that they are achieving in their communities. It explores how they define and assess success and what they see as the factors behind their achievements. It discusses the challenges and critical turning points they have faced and what enables them to sustain their success.

Document: Working Paper

This paper explores some of the factors that appear to be supporting the growth and success of the Central Land Council's multimillion-dollar Aboriginal community development program that operates across Central Australia. The program has driven a major change in the way that Aboriginal groups across Central Australia apply a significant amount of their income. It has introduced a facilitated process that supports Aboriginal groups to set and achieve development objectives using income earned from collectively owned land.

Document: CAEPR Seminar

Abstract: My research is focussing on positive change in Aboriginal communities. I am keen to examine the factors that enable some successful Aboriginal organisations to contribute to positive change in their communities or regions. We all know successful Aboriginal individuals that shine in sport, music, or politics, for example, but my focus is on broader community outcomes, and how these have been achieved and can be sustained.

Document: Topical Issue

The Crown Land Estate in New South Wales (NSW), managed by the Department of Primary Industries – Lands, totals 33 million hectares, covers 42% of the state, and is valued at approximately $11 billion. It does not include national parks and state forests managed by other government departments. By far the largest component (more than 30 million hectares) is the Western Division leasehold land, which is mostly under grazing and pastoral leases.

Document: CAEPR Seminar

Trends in public service reform, especially the 2010 Declaration of Open Government, encourage a ‘culture of engagement’ and collaboration with citizens. Since 2004-5 there have been a variety of approaches developed to improve such ‘engagement’ with Indigenous people by various jurisdictions, but Indigenous people frequently express frustration with how governments engage with them, and ‘consultation fatigue’ is a common outcome. This paper provides an overview of the research-based evidence on what works and doesn’t work in relation to ‘engagement’ with Indigenous Australians.

Document: Staff Publication

Hunt, J. 'Engagement with Indigenous communities in key sectors', Resource sheet No. 23, produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse, October, available at http://www.aihw.gov.au/uploadedFiles/ClosingTheGap/Content/Publications/2013/ctgc-rs23.pdf.

Document: Staff Publication

Hunt, J. 'Engaging with Indigenous Australia—exploring the conditions for effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities', Issues paper No. 5 produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse, October, available at http://www.aihw.gov.au/uploadedFiles/ClosingTheGap/Content/Publications/2013/ctgc-ip5.pdf.

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