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Building sustainable Indigenous biosecurity management workforces in northern Australia

Wallace, Ruth (2011). Building sustainable Indigenous biosecurity management workforces in northern Australia. In: Science Exchange 2011, Barossa Valley, SA, 9 - 11 February 2011.

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IRMA ID 82056760xPUB95
Author Wallace, Ruth
Title Building sustainable Indigenous biosecurity management workforces in northern Australia
Conference Name Science Exchange 2011
Conference Location Barossa Valley, SA
Conference Dates 9 - 11 February 2011
Conference Publication Title 2011 Science Exchange Handbook
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity (CRC Plant Biosecurity)
Publication Year 2011
Volume Number 1
Start Page 11
End Page 11
HERDC Category E3 - Conference Publication - Extract of paper (internal)
Abstract The expanse of Northern Australia provides a challenge for plant biosecurity authorities in the region and relevant industries. The potential of Indigenous based enterprise development to support sustainable biosecurity management strategies and activities across Northern Australia. These enterprises participate in surveillance, management and education activities related to biosecurity, the decisions Indigenous people make about their land and economic development also have significant implications for biosecurity management. Indigenous biosecurity related enterprises may be directly employed in biosecurity management or have their cultural and economic business impacted by biosecurity incursions. The core issues have been explored through a CRCNPB study.
This presentation discusses some examples of enterprise structures and processes that have been identifi ed through research in workforce and enterprise development and the issues that need to be addressed to recognise their potential. In addition, the key features of developing and supporting biosecurity management related Indigenous enterprises are outlines. The challenges identified for this approach are also discussed, which include; developing business models of plant biosecurity management that integrate business and social enterprise models and Indigenous and non-Indigenous policy, governance and leadership models, building the capacity of stakeholders to engage those enterprise and
the capacity of Indigenous people to meet enterprise contracts and access specific enterprise, robust data management and the development of biosecurity skills in Aboriginal workforces.
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