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Adrian Fordham

Document: Staff Publication

Fordham, A. and Schwab, R.G. Education, Training and Indigenous Futures CAEPR Policy Research: 1990-2007, Queensland Department of Education, Brisbane.

Document: Staff Publication

Fordham, A., Fogarty, W., and Fordham, D. with assistance from Schwab, J., Corey, B., Scholes, M., Williams G. and Raven, R. Knowledge Foundations for the Development of Sustainable Wildlife Enterprises in Remote Indigenous Communities of Australia, Report to Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, Canberra, August, 64pp.

Document: Working Paper

With the continuing high levels of Indigenous youth unemployment and low levels of school attendance among Indigenous youth, Indigenous communities and education systems are seeking new approaches to increase Indigenous youth participation in education, training and employment. This priority among Indigenous and government stakeholders is not restricted to Australia but also applies internationally among many Indigenous peoples. One potential source of employment is the natural resources sector.

Document: Working Paper

Sustainable wildlife enterprises developed for commercial purposes are a potential source of economic and socio-cultural benefit for Indigenous people living in remote locations in Australia. This paper examines the viability of a wildlife enterprise in Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) that harvests three animal species for commercial sale: saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus), northern long-necked turtles (Chelodina rugosa) and tarantula spiders (Selenotholus sp.).