Revitalising Indigenous-state relations in Australia
New research on the practice of governance from both state and First Nations perspectives.
This project is investigating the complexity of Indigenous affairs governance and the ongoing tensions in the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Australian state. The project expects to generate new data on contemporary Indigenous governance arrangements and analyse them using an original conceptual framework to inform knowledge-exchange workshops designed to advance proposed new approaches. Expected outcomes of this project include concrete proposals for re-setting Indigenous-settler relations and Indigenous affairs policy. This should provide significant benefits in the field of Indigenous governance including plans for more genuine transformation in Australian Indigenous-settler relations.
Outcomes / activities
The project aims to advance proposals for re-setting Indigenous-settler relations and Indigenous affairs policy by foregrounding Indigenous experiences of governance.
In stage 1 of the project, the team are working with the University of Melbourne’s Socio Cultural Informatics Platform to create an interactive map of Indigenous and settler governance arrangements over time.
Australian Research Council – Discovery Project
Professor Sarah Maddison Chief Investigator (CI)
Associate Professor Nikki Moodie (CI)
Associate Professor Morgan Brigg (CI), University of Queensland
Dr Elizabeth Strakosch (CI), University of Queensland