If you go from the first floor to the hundredth floor and then go back to the 98th floor, you'll feel worse than if you've gone from the first to the second floor, you know. But you've got to fight that feeling because you're still on the 98th floor.

Warren Buffet.

Latest 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.

Garray Dangu Nngya Nhunul Nrranan (released 5 September 2009)
New songs from the studio of life. If you listen you will hear dogs barking, children playing, the answer and call of the Yolngu language. No sterile recording studio here. People come and go from their temporary accomodation close to the Gove Aluminium refinery. Midst the chaos and uncertainty, the beautiful purity of the Galpu women striving for a better life for their children and their families rings out. All proceeds from the sales of these songs go back to the Galpu community.
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Garray Jesu (released 5 September 2009)
New songs from the studio of life. If you listen you will hear dogs barking, children playing, the answer and call of the Yolngu language. No sterile recording studio here. People come and go from their temporary accomodation close to the Gove Aluminium refinery. Midst the chaos and uncertainty, the beautiful purity of the Galpu women striving for a better life for their children and their families rings out. All proceeds from the sales of these songs go back to the Galpu community.
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Nhuhu Mori, He Rose Again, Glory to the Lamb Medley (released 5 September 2009)
New songs from the studio of life. If you listen you will hear dogs barking, children playing, the answer and call of the Yolngu language. No sterile recording studio here. People come and go from their temporary accomodation close to the Gove Aluminium refinery. Midst the chaos and uncertainty, the beautiful purity of the Galpu women striving for a better life for their children and their families rings out. All proceeds from the sales of these songs go back to the Galpu community.
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My Saviour Loves Me Featuring Lena Gurruwiwi (released 4 September 2009)
New songs from the studio of life. If you listen you will hear dogs barking, children playing, the answer and call of the Yolngu language. No sterile recording studio here. People come and go from their temporary accomodation close to the Gove Aluminium refinery. Midst the chaos and uncertainty, the beautiful purity of the Galpu women striving for a better life for their children and their families rings out. All proceeds from the sales of these songs go back to the Galpu community.
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Patrick Dodson - Dialogue and Nation Building in Contemporary Australia (released 22 August 2009)
At the beginning of the month I was camped on the banks of the Mary River in Western Arnhem land along with one hundred other Aboriginal and Islander peoples who had met to discuss issues related to the use and management of the water resources across Northern Australia. The Mary River as it is known to non Indigenous Australians is on the land of the Limilm Ngari people who are living on and sustaining their land and waters in the traditions of the forebears while endeavouring to develop a tourism enterprise that is framed around sharing their country with visitors from Australia and other lands from across the sea. In that country on the edge of Kakadu where the great rivers of the north make their way from the majestic Arnhem land escarpment across vast flood plains and on into the Arafura Sea, Aboriginal people are seeking to play their role in the sustaining of the resources that have been entrusted to them from their fathers and mothers and those before them... The full text of Patrick Dodson's speech to launch the Indigenous Policy Dialogue and Research Unit at the University of NSW.
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A Brilliant Discussion Phillip Adams talks to Milton James (released 13 August 2009)
A link for those who missed this seminal interview with Milton James about the Remote Area Work Scheme for Indigenous young people.
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Rudd Government favours foreign workers in jobs wanted by disadvantaged young Aboriginals (released 4 August 2009)
This media release from the one of the most effective organisations working with remote Indigenous young people says it all about the Rudd government's post "sorry" efforts and "closing the gap".
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Dash Moore - Wasted Management - Mixed Messages (released 2 August 2009)
One of the out-takes from the short but spectacular reign of KV band, Wasted Management, featuring lead singer Dash Moore and bass player Henry Rutherford
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Ian Thorpe - Dirty Little Secret (released 24 July 2009)
Australia's grim record on health care for Indigenous people is by far the worst of any developed nation. Developed? How can a country be "developed" when it leaves so many of its children behind? Australia has not provided its citizens with an equal opportunity for primary health care, education, housing, employment, let alone recognition and a life of dignity. Ian Thorpe, Beyond Sport Summit, London, July 9
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Howard Pederson - The Kimberley: The Vision Floundered (released 11 July 2009)
The Kimberley and the schemes of economic development embarked upon by governments and entrepreneurs have a chequered past ... when history is ignored it is destined to be repeated. Extraordinarily the same thinking that got us into this mess in the first place is now being proposed as the solution.
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