Sustainable Indigenous livelihoods from north Australian land and sea resources: Towards a research and development agenda and implementation strategy
North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) for
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC) and the National Water Commission (NWC), 2012
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About this publication
This report results from a project which set out to: (i) articulate Indigenous social and economic aspirations with respect to water in northern Australia; and (ii) develop a 'sustainable Indigenous livelihoods' research and development agenda and implementation strategy. The project was funded by the National Water Commission (NWC) as part of the Northern Australia Water Futures Assessment's (NAWFA's) Cultural and Social program and administered through the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA).
The project ran from October 2011 to March 2012. It combined a consultative process with NAILSMA's partner organisations and review of relevant literature and other documents. In particular, regional workshops were conducted for Cape York, the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Top End of the Northern Territory and the Kimberley. Regional workshop contributions were further consolidated in two whole-of-northern Australia integration workshops. Through the definition of its scope and broad methodological approach, the project focused on a Traditional Owner perspective of Indigenous aspirations. It did not deal with Indigenous people living in urban centres and/or those isolated from traditional lands in northern Australia.
Note: This report was jointly funded by the National Water Commission and the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government or the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the contents of this publication are factually correct, the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the contents, and shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the contents of this publication.