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Looking beyond the borderline: Development performance and prospects of Saibai Island, Torres Strait

Davis, R.

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The establishment in July 1994 of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) within the Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) has allowed Islander political leaders great latitude in shaping Torres Strait's political and economic destiny. Given that the majority of communities in the Torres Strait region are located on separate islands, the TSRA faces the issue of accommodating quite different community dynamics with overall regional considerations in mind. This...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDavis, R.
dc.contributor.otherAustralian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
dc.coverage.spatialAustralia
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-26T01:55:58Z
dc.date.available2018-07-26T01:55:58Z
dc.date.created1995
dc.identifier.issn1036 1774
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/145511
dc.description.abstractThe establishment in July 1994 of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) within the Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) has allowed Islander political leaders great latitude in shaping Torres Strait's political and economic destiny. Given that the majority of communities in the Torres Strait region are located on separate islands, the TSRA faces the issue of accommodating quite different community dynamics with overall regional considerations in mind. This paper examines one community in Torres Strait, Saibai Island, comparing demographic economic and labour characteristics over the past 20 years and looking at the sorts of economic choices Saibai Islanders have made recently. The consequences of historical trends and recent choices are explored in relation to regional economic aspirations. In conclusion a prediction of the economic, demographic and labour characteristics of Saibai Island community in 20 years time is offered.
dc.format.extent39 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT : Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); No. 080/1995
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.titleLooking beyond the borderline: Development performance and prospects of Saibai Island, Torres Strait
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.identifier.absfor169902 - Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
local.type.statusPublished Version
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenancePermission to deposit in Open Research received from CAEPR (ERMS2230079)
CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)

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