I was fortunate to be able to see our blue planet from outer space. Recollecting these unique moments as an inhabitant of our planet, as a woman and a mother, I cannot but express my deep preoccupation with the fate of this our common and not very big home. Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, 1963

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.

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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Oil and Gas in the Northern Territory: An Interview with Dr. Howard Smith (released 22 August 2015)
Dr Howard Smith surveys future developments in the oil and gas industry of the Northern Territory.
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Future Proofing: An Interview with NAB's Glen Brennan (released 22 August 2015)
Reflections on ten years of Indigenous participation in the Australian banking and finance industry. Glen Brennan talks about the achievement of increased Indigenous employment in the banking industry and the new frontier of "future proofing" Aboriginal trusts and benefits through empowered and knowledgeable Indigenous representatives, trustees and business owners
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