Working Papers

The working papers collection comprises historical papers as well as current ideas and works in progress on some of the major issues and topics of our times.

Two Way Learning Partnerships: North-South and South-North Orbits (released 26 August 2016)
The ISX (www.isx.org.au) and Yolngu elders have cooperated to support several projects to enhance the educational opportunities of young Yolngu people.
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Driving 6700 kilometres to Primary School (released 23 August 2016)
Why is it necessary in 2016 for two young Yolngu brothers and their cousin to drive 6703 kilometres back and forth from Arnhem land to the South Coast of NSW in pursuit of good primary schooling and engagement through a football and netball competition? The short answer is Abstudy does not cover school travel allowances for remote and very remote Aboriginal children at below age 14.
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Family Matters: A Children's Revelation and Revolution from the Northern Territory (released 30 July 2016)
After a harrying 4 Corners expose this week it was a relief to get some positive news from the Northern Territory. NT Labor's policy to create a new Children’s Ministry with wide cabinet power and a whole of government approach to children’s welfare is a first for Australia. Even better the policy designed over several years is spearheaded by Lynne Walker, a widely loved and respected figure from North East Arnhem land, who has done a solid political apprenticeship in government and opposition.
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Moody Blue (released 13 July 2016)
Tribute to Ms. S. D. Gurruwiwi (7 Jan 1955 - 23 March 2016)
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Sticky Money (released 23 April 2016)
From "Co-Mingling" to "Sticky Money": Les Hems describes how the Broome Community Impact Investment Model is starting to fly...
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In Every FIbre, Stitch and Thread... The Magic Weaving of Batumbil Burarrwanga (released 21 December 2015)
A photographic essay on the renowned master weaver of North East Arnhem Land, Batumbil Burarrwanga.
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The Spirit of Belonging - Darren Mc Leod (released 17 October 2015)
Darren Mc Leod's Spirit of Belonging Flag raises the debate about an Australian republic to a new level
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WWOOF! (released 26 September 2015)
Reversing the Abbott Government’s 2015 Decision to Deny Second Year Visas to Volunteer International Organic Farm Workers!
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Tjungukutu (Coming Together): An Interview with Neil Murray (released 23 August 2015)
Neil Murray gives us an insight into his new project with Sammy Butcher Tjapanangka
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Cultural Tourism Masterplan: An Interview with John Morse AM (released 23 August 2015)
North East Arnhem land cultural tourism business grows from strength to strength. John Morse talks about the progress and the challenges ahead.
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