Serious Whitefella Stuff

Serious Whitefella Stuff : When Solutions Became the Problem in Indigenous Affairs

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How does Indigenous policy signed off in Canberra work-or not-when implemented in remote Aboriginal communities? Mark Moran, Alyson Wright and Paul Memmott have extensive on-the-ground experience in this area of ongoing challenge. What, they ask, is the right balance between respecting local traditions and making significant improvement in the areas of alcohol consumption, home ownership and revitalising cultural practices? Moran, Wright and Memmott have spent years dealing with these pressing issues. Serious Whitefella Stuff tells their side of this complex Australian more

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  • Paperback | 277 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 236g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Academic Monographs
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Main.
  • 0522868290
  • 9780522868296
  • 155,641

About Mark Moran

Mark Moran leads the Development Effectiveness research cluster at the Institute of Social Science Research, The University of Queensland. His career spans academia, non-for-profit organisations, government and consultancy work. Mark has a unique background of technical and social science research with a degree in civil engineering and a PhD in governance and participatory planning. His primary research focus is the social science of adaptive development practice, understanding its capabilities, conditions, frameworks and accountabilities. His extensive publication record includes journal publications, media, and consultancy reports. http-// more

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If you want to help, you should read Serious Whitefella Stuff.' - Noel Pearson 'This book reminds us that the dance between policy and practice is an awkward one, and that change is tough to achieve and sustain. Mark Moran and his colleagues offer both chastening experiences and some pointers to how more systemic change could happen.'-Tim Costelloshow more

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