Learning from the Development and Implementation of Australia's National Indigenous Forestry Strategy

  • Baker, Richard (PI)
  • Coleman, Matthew John (CoI)
  • MacNamara, Mike (CoI)
  • Spriggs, Shelley D (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    The project will undertake a multi-disciplinary study of the National Indigenous Forest Strategy (NIFS) in the native title era. A team comprising three academics from the ANU and key industry partners will collaborate with a very experienced APAI on the project. There has been considerable public policy concern and debate about the development problems facing Indigenous communities, particularly in regional and remote Australia. Forestry offers one option for economic initiative, especially on the significant Indigenous estate. This project will inform and monitor the evolving NIFS and canvass options for policy-realistic and culturally-acceptable ways that forestry can ameliorate Indigenous socio-economic disadvantage.
    Effective start/end date15/02/0531/12/09


    • Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment: A$15,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$78,000.00


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