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'That community government mob' : local government in small Northern Territory communities

Wolfe, Jackie

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Controversy surrounds the introduction of a new and unusual form of local government into small Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal and mixed communities in the Northern Territory of Australia. ¶ The NT government introduced community government legislation in 1978. It was designed to meet what the government perceived as the needs of small communities and was intended as a less elaborate local government option for those communities for which full municipal government was deemed inappropriate. The...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWolfe, Jackie
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-02T04:22:30Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:39:24Z
dc.date.available2007-07-02T04:22:30Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:39:24Z
dc.date.created1989
dc.identifier.isbn0 7315 0639 1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/45409
dc.description.abstractControversy surrounds the introduction of a new and unusual form of local government into small Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal and mixed communities in the Northern Territory of Australia. ¶ The NT government introduced community government legislation in 1978. It was designed to meet what the government perceived as the needs of small communities and was intended as a less elaborate local government option for those communities for which full municipal government was deemed inappropriate. The community government provision was enacted as Part XX of the NT Local Government Act 1979. When the Act was revised in 1985 the community government provision became Part VIII of the new Act. ¶ Unlike most conventional local government legislation, NT community government legislation offers an unusual element: community level choice. Under the terms of the legislation communities may exercise some choice over the area, the electoral structure, and the functions of their community government.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBrinkin, NT : The Australian National University, North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMonograph (The Australian National University. North Australia Research Unit (NARU))
dc.subjectAustralia
dc.subjectNorthern Territory
dc.subjectAustralian aborigines
dc.subjectindigenous peoples
dc.subjectsmall communities
dc.subjectlocal government
dc.subjectcommunity government
dc.subjectMataranka
dc.subjectBatchelor
dc.subjectAdelaide River
dc.subjectPine Creek
dc.title'That community government mob' : local government in small Northern Territory communities
dc.typeBook
local.description.refereedno
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued1989
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.contributor.affiliationNorth Australia Research Unit (NARU)
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)

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