Aboriginal Economic and Human Development in the Northern Territory of Australia

To work or Not to Work. A Clash of Non-Indigenous Beliefs

Susan Bandias, Don Fuller, Scott Holmes

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Abstract

    Although Indigenous people in the poorest developing countries of the world confront the most severe hardships, nevertheless even in the most developed countries such as Australia, Indigenous standards of living in terms of economic, educational and basic human standards are far inferior to other groups within society. It has been argued that Indigenous affairs in Australia is divided into “two ideological tribes” both vigorously opposed with respect to the preferred manner in which the substantial disadvantage of Indigenous Australians can be overcome. Although more complex categorisations of ideological positions are possible, both maintain considerable influence within the field of Indigenous policy formulation in Australia and in the Northern Territory in particular, where nearly 30 per cent of the total population is Indigenous. The main purpose of this paper is to examine the central arguments advanced by these two sides of the debate and the implications for public policy decision making and Indigenous people, within the context of the Northern Territory of Australia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)50-62
    Number of pages13
    JournalEconomic Papers: a journal of applied economics and policy
    Volume31
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

    Fingerprint

    Human development
    Economic development
    Indigenous peoples
    Developing countries
    Educational economics
    Decision making
    Public policy
    Tribes
    Disadvantage
    Developed countries
    Standard of living

    Cite this

    @article{0f709afff30840ba91b3e722fe7b8cfe,
    title = "Aboriginal Economic and Human Development in the Northern Territory of Australia: To work or Not to Work. A Clash of Non-Indigenous Beliefs",
    abstract = "Although Indigenous people in the poorest developing countries of the world confront the most severe hardships, nevertheless even in the most developed countries such as Australia, Indigenous standards of living in terms of economic, educational and basic human standards are far inferior to other groups within society. It has been argued that Indigenous affairs in Australia is divided into “two ideological tribes” both vigorously opposed with respect to the preferred manner in which the substantial disadvantage of Indigenous Australians can be overcome. Although more complex categorisations of ideological positions are possible, both maintain considerable influence within the field of Indigenous policy formulation in Australia and in the Northern Territory in particular, where nearly 30 per cent of the total population is Indigenous. The main purpose of this paper is to examine the central arguments advanced by these two sides of the debate and the implications for public policy decision making and Indigenous people, within the context of the Northern Territory of Australia.",
    author = "Susan Bandias and Don Fuller and Scott Holmes",
    year = "2012",
    month = "3",
    doi = "10.1111/j.1759-3441.2011.00155.x",
    language = "English",
    volume = "31",
    pages = "50--62",
    journal = "Economic Papers: a journal of applied economics and policy",
    issn = "0812-0439",
    publisher = "The Economic Society of Australia",
    number = "1",

    }

    Aboriginal Economic and Human Development in the Northern Territory of Australia : To work or Not to Work. A Clash of Non-Indigenous Beliefs. / Bandias, Susan; Fuller, Don; Holmes, Scott.

    In: Economic Papers: a journal of applied economics and policy, Vol. 31, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 50-62.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Aboriginal Economic and Human Development in the Northern Territory of Australia

    T2 - To work or Not to Work. A Clash of Non-Indigenous Beliefs

    AU - Bandias, Susan

    AU - Fuller, Don

    AU - Holmes, Scott

    PY - 2012/3

    Y1 - 2012/3

    N2 - Although Indigenous people in the poorest developing countries of the world confront the most severe hardships, nevertheless even in the most developed countries such as Australia, Indigenous standards of living in terms of economic, educational and basic human standards are far inferior to other groups within society. It has been argued that Indigenous affairs in Australia is divided into “two ideological tribes” both vigorously opposed with respect to the preferred manner in which the substantial disadvantage of Indigenous Australians can be overcome. Although more complex categorisations of ideological positions are possible, both maintain considerable influence within the field of Indigenous policy formulation in Australia and in the Northern Territory in particular, where nearly 30 per cent of the total population is Indigenous. The main purpose of this paper is to examine the central arguments advanced by these two sides of the debate and the implications for public policy decision making and Indigenous people, within the context of the Northern Territory of Australia.

    AB - Although Indigenous people in the poorest developing countries of the world confront the most severe hardships, nevertheless even in the most developed countries such as Australia, Indigenous standards of living in terms of economic, educational and basic human standards are far inferior to other groups within society. It has been argued that Indigenous affairs in Australia is divided into “two ideological tribes” both vigorously opposed with respect to the preferred manner in which the substantial disadvantage of Indigenous Australians can be overcome. Although more complex categorisations of ideological positions are possible, both maintain considerable influence within the field of Indigenous policy formulation in Australia and in the Northern Territory in particular, where nearly 30 per cent of the total population is Indigenous. The main purpose of this paper is to examine the central arguments advanced by these two sides of the debate and the implications for public policy decision making and Indigenous people, within the context of the Northern Territory of Australia.

    U2 - 10.1111/j.1759-3441.2011.00155.x

    DO - 10.1111/j.1759-3441.2011.00155.x

    M3 - Article

    VL - 31

    SP - 50

    EP - 62

    JO - Economic Papers: a journal of applied economics and policy

    JF - Economic Papers: a journal of applied economics and policy

    SN - 0812-0439

    IS - 1

    ER -