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Economic Development and Participation for Remote Indigenous Communities: Best Practice, Evident Barriers, and Innovative Solutions in the Hybrid Economy

Altman, Jon; Ministerial Council for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (MCATSIA)


My presentation today focuses on remote Indigenous communities of which there are 1,200, with a total population of around 120,000 or 30% of the total estimated Indigenous population. These figures suggest an average community size of only 100—clearly there is a great deal of variation from tiny outstation and pastoral communities to relatively large remote townships that are growing quickly. Most of these communities are in what was called ‘colonial Australia’ by Charles Rowley in 1971....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Submission (Government)
Access Rights: Open Access


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