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An 'experiment' in indigenous social policy: the rise and fall of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)

Cunningham, Joan and Baeza, Juan I. (2005). An 'experiment' in indigenous social policy: the rise and fall of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC). Policy and Politics: an international journal,33(3):461-473.

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Title An 'experiment' in indigenous social policy: the rise and fall of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
Author Cunningham, Joan
Baeza, Juan I.
Journal Name Policy and Politics: an international journal
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 33
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0305-5736   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 461
End Page 473
Total Pages 13
Place of Publication UK
Publisher The Policy Press
Field of Research 1606 - Political Science
1605 - Policy and Administration
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) was established in 1990 as part of the Australian government's attempts to address the extensive disadvantages faced by Indigenous Australians. ATSIC was described as a "path-breaking experiment" in indigenous affairs, combining administrative and representative functions in one statutory body. By 2004, however, ATSIC was all but dead. This article describes the short life history of ATSIC and examines the major conflicts, tensions and criticisms that have led to its demise.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/0305573054325684   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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