Building collaborative partnerships: a key to increasing Indigenous Victorian peoples' access to country
Kingsley, Jonathan 'Yotti', Aldous, David, Townsend, Mardie and Phillips, Rebecca 2008, Building collaborative partnerships: a key to increasing Indigenous Victorian peoples' access to country, Just policy: a journal of Australian social policy, no. 48, pp. 32-41.
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This article reports on a qualitative research study undertaken with Indigenous government employees to explore ways in which Indigenous communities can access programs involving caring for Country' (knowledge, responsibility and inherent right to protect the traditional natural landscape) on their traditional land and, in so doing. improve their health. Factors that optimise such nature-based projects are the capacity of their intention to build relationships, consultation. transparency, consistency, education and training between Indigenous communities. government and the general public. Government agencies need to develop strategies where partnership and collaboration are effective with Indigenous communities and within the agencies themselves, in order to resolve controversial issues surrounding access to Country.
Field of Research
160501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
Socio Economic Objective
960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
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