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Julie Finlayson

Document: CAEPR Seminar

20 years apart and in two geographically distant remote Aboriginal communities the ethnography of on-ground experiences are remarkably similar. Why should this be the case? This is a working paper looking at key trends and themes in policy, service delivery and social dynamics.

Document: Staff Profile

Julie Finlayson is an anthropologist who has worked as an academic (La Trobe University and ANU) and in applied fields, including claim/heritage work under the Northern Territory Aboriginal Land Rights Act, and across the native title system. Her early consultancy work in native title included an innovative program for early career native title anthropologists funded by the NNTT, and a survey in 2006 of the demography and skills of anthropologists in the native title sector.

Document: Staff Publication

Altman, J.C. and Finlayson, J. ‘Aborigines, tourism, and sustainable development’ The Journal of Tourism Studies, 14 (1): 78–91, May 2003.

Document: Staff Publication

Martin, D.F. and Finlayson, J.D. 'Regulating difference: Aborigines in the settler state', in P. Beilharz and T. Hogan (eds), Introducing Sociology - Place, Time and Division, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

Document: Discussion Paper

An issues paper on 'Aborigines and Tourism' was commissioned by the Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) Tourism Working Group on 3 June 1991. It followed a verbal presentation on Aboriginal issues to the ESD Tourism Working Group by the authors in May 1991. The paper is divided into three parts, as specified in consultancy terms of reference:

Document: Discussion Paper

The recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody identified tourism as a potential source of private sector employment and enterprise development for Aboriginal people. The question arises as to how realistic this expectation is, given the findings of the 1994 Aboriginal Employment Development Policy (AEDP) mid-term review that Aboriginal people are reluctant to actively seek work in this sector of mainstream employment.

Document: Discussion Paper

This paper addresses the policy question of how to achieve equity and social justice for Aboriginal families through social policy in the 1990s. This would appear to be simply a matter of finding the 'right' policy formula since policy makers are well informed of the extent of continuing, socioeconomic deprivation of Indigenous Australian families relative to other Australian families.

Document: Discussion Paper

The issue of accountability in Indigenous affairs has recently received national prominence. Accountability— usually meaning financial accountability to government or to the wider public—is often seen as being potentially inconsistent with Indigenous self-determination. This paper broadly delineates a conceptual framework which links 'organisational self-determination' with a notion of 'internal accountability', that is the accountability of an organisation to its Indigenous members, clients or constituency.

Document: Discussion Paper

This discussion paper is the result of empirical research. The argument is driven by the question of what constitutes appropriate and practical Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) responses to the proposed amendments where legislation is expected to focus on organisational structure, administrative and financial processes and policy procedures.

Document: Discussion Paper

This Discussion Paper is based on ethnographic fieldwork funded by a Central Starter Grant from La Trobe University.

The purpose of the project was to explore the relationship between perceptions of cultural differences and government service delivery in a remote Aboriginal community. Non-Aboriginal service personnel were the focus of the investigation.

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