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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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Title Building collaborative partnerships: a key to increasing Indigenous Victorian peoples' access to country
Author(s) Kingsley, Jonathan 'Yotti'
Aldous, David
Townsend, Mardie
Phillips, Rebecca
Journal name Just policy: a journal of Australian social policy
Issue number 48
Start page 32
End page 41
Publisher Victorian Council of Social Service
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2008-06
ISSN 1323-2266
Keyword(s) Aboriginal communities
land resources
Victoria
social policy
community involvement
resource management
Aboriginal health
parks
caring for country
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 160501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
Socio Economic Objective 960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Victorian Council of Social Service
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017792

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