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Aboriginal peoples and the response to the 2019–2020 bushfires

Williamson, Bhiamie; Markham, Francis; Weir, Jessica


Aboriginal people were among those most affected by the 2019–2020 bushfires in south-eastern Australia. Yet aside from renewed public interest in cultural burning practices, Aboriginal people have received little attention in the post-bushfire response. In this paper, we describe population geography of Aboriginal peoples affected by the 2019–2020 bushfire season in New South Wales and Victoria, and the geography of Aboriginal legal rights and interests in land across these states. We find that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Date published: 2020
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5e7882623186c
Access Rights: Open Access


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