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Developing enterprise opportunities and resilience in remote north Australian communities

Sangha, Kamaljit, Russell-Smith, Jeremy, Edwards, Andrew C., Yates, Cameron P., Gould, Jackie, Michael, Christine and James, Glenn A. (2015). Developing enterprise opportunities and resilience in remote north Australian communities <br />. In: Rumsewicz, M. Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC Annual Conference, Adelaide, SA, 1-3 September 2015.

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IRMA ID 84376995xPUB295
Author Sangha, Kamaljit
Russell-Smith, Jeremy
Edwards, Andrew C.
Yates, Cameron P.
Gould, Jackie
Michael, Christine
James, Glenn A.
Title Developing enterprise opportunities and resilience in remote north Australian communities
Conference Name Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC Annual Conference
Conference Location Adelaide, SA
Conference Dates 1-3 September 2015
Conference Publication Title Research Proceedings from the 2015 Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC & AFAC Conference
Editor Rumsewicz, M.
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Publication Year 2015
ISBN 978-0-9941696-5-5   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 256
End Page 264
Total Pages 9
Field of Research 270708 Conservation and Biodiversity
349999 Economics not elsewhere classified
369900 Other Policy and Political Science
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract It is well recognised that local and indigenous communities face significant development challenges in remote regions of northern Australia. In this paper we contend that development of enterprise opportunities, especially through the fostering of land and sea management activities under culturally appropriate governance arrangements, can contribute substantially to the building of regional economies and community resilience with associated benefits for natural hazards management. We focus on recent experience with landscape fire management initiatives established as part of Australia’s developing commitment to tackling climate change, and suggest that additional innovative incentives are available to help transform northern regional economies. In particular, we outline the case for promoting a range of economic benefits from CO2-e emissions abatement that can be a source of income for Indigenous people and can improve savanna landscape values, thus supporting local and indigenous communities as well as government programs for developing healthy landscapes for healthy people.
Keyword Indigenous fire management
Developing the north
Ecosystem-based enterprises
Culturally appropriate opportunities for Indigenous people
Additional Notes Report No. 2015.112
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