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Participation and representation in ATSIC elections: a ten-year perspective

Sanders, William; Taylor, John; Ross, Kate


This paper examines participation and representation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) elections over the ten-year period since its inception in 1990. It attempts to identify patterns of participation that seem to be emerging and what these might suggest about ATSIC's operation. By examining numbers of nominees compared to positions available, the paper suggests that ATSIC elected office has fairly keenly and consistently sought and competed for by Indigenous people,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science


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