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This paper explores what is required to enable First People to be genuinely able to participate in their own development in line with their right to self-determination and free prior and informed consent. It examines current major directions and opportunities in government policies and argues that ‘business as usual’ processes of engagement and communication will need to change significantly if people are to experience genuine participation in any place-based processes. It finishes with a call for new institutional support to enable effective participatory development to occur.

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Published: May 2022
Published by: Australian National University: The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Authors: Janet Hunt and Toni Bauman
© The State of Queensland (Queensland Reconstruction Authority) January 2022.
Post date: May 2022