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Project overview

Indigenous Community Governance

A collaborative action research project by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research and Reconciliation Australia

The Indigenous Community Governance Project (ICGP) ran from 2005 to June 2008. It was supported under the Australian Research Council's Linkage funding scheme (Project No. 0348744), and also funded by the Northern Territory and West Australian governments, and the Australian Government through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (formerly the Department of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs), each of whom also collaborated with the research.

ICGP Project Sites

The Project was a partnership between the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) and Reconciliation Australia, to undertake research on Indigenous community governance with participating Indigenous communities, regional Indigenous organisations, and leaders across Australia.

Over the course of its research, the Project explored:

  • The state of comm