Bawinanga and CDEP: The vibrant life, and near death, of a major Aboriginal corporation in Arnhem Land

Jon Altman

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    In this chapter, I examine the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation (also referred to as Bawinanga or BAC) located at Maningrida in Arnhem Land. Bawinanga is an Aboriginal corporation and for over 20 years it was also a Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) organisation. It was established in 1979 and, during the first decade of the 21st century, it became one of the largest and most financially successful Indigenous corporations in Australia. For a number of years between 200405 and 201011, Bawinanga was ranked as the second-largest Indigenous corporation in Australia by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBetter Than Welfare? Work and Livelihoods for Indigenous Australians After CDEP
    EditorsKirrily Jordan
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherANU Press
    ISBN (Print)9781760460280
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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