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Decentralisation, population mobility and the CDEP scheme in central Cape York Peninsula

Smith, Benjamin R


This paper presents a case study of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme in the Coen region of Cape York Peninsula from January 1996 to May 1997, prior to implementation of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) and Spicer Reports on CDEP. During this time the inter-relationship between contemporary patterns of population mobility, Aboriginal aspirations, and the CDEP scheme provided a foundation for local social and economic development. <p> Since...[Show more]

CollectionsNorth Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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