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Aboriginal community governance on the frontlines and faultlines in the Black Summer bushfires

Williamson, Bhiamie


The 2019-20 ‘Black Summer’ bushfires were unprecedented in their size, scale and devastation. It was widely acknowledged that the bushfires disproportionally impacted Aboriginal people both in terms of the population of people affected, and the deep impact felt as people connected to the land. Yet at the height of the crisis, stories emerged of culturally unsafe and unwelcoming relief and recovery services, as well as the uneven responses of emergency services to safeguard and protect cultural...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Date published: 2021-12
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/V482-AE70
Access Rights: Open Access


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