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Author Crough, G. J. (Gregory John), 1953-

Title Infrastructure provision in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory / prepared for the Central Land Council [by] Greg Crough, Bill Pritchard
Edition Revised edition
Published Alice Springs, N.T. : Central Land Council, 1991


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 W'PONDS  307.720899915 Cro/Ipi  AVAILABLE
Description 127 pages ; 30 cm
Contents Introduction: background, the importance of outstations and small communities; lack of coordination of government programs; the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission; the role and future of local government; the size of the infrastructure deficiencies; the importance of infrastrucutre; the concept of a "community"; Training issues; Taxation issues and the subsidisation of the pastorial industry -- The Aboriginal population and the importance of small communities and outstations : background; the data; land rights and the nature of land tenure; the diversity and dynamism of the Aboriginal population; the social and economic basis of outstation development; the importance of mobility; the growth of outstations and infrastructure policy; The problems of pastoral excisions communities; Conclusion -- The federal governmental financial framework : Commonwealth financial support of the Northern Territory Government; General revenue assistance from the Commonwealth; Special fiscal needs of the Northern Territory; Commonwealth Government general purpose capital assistance; Commonwealth Government specific purpose payments; the overall Commonwealth-Northern Territory financial relationship; The Northern Territory Government's debt -- Government policies towards the provision of infrastructure in remote Aboriginal communities : Commonwealth government policies and programs; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission programs; The Community Infrastructure Program; The Community Development Employment Program; ATSIC Housing support programs; Aboriginals Benefit Trust Account; Northern Territory Government's policies of mainstreaming service delivery -- Local government in the Northern Territory: the role of local government; General purpose financial assistance for local government; the 1991 Grants Commission review of local government grants; financial assistance to Aboriginal communities; distribution of funds by the NT Office of Local Government; The organisational structures of local government : community government councils; outstation resource centres; Conclusion -- The provision of particular types of infrastructure: Aboriginal housing; what is the Aboriginal housing problem?; The cultural argument; The economic cost argument; the importance of maintenance and repairs; the Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement; The role of ATSIC and the Department of Lands and Housing; Power and water; Health; National Aboriginal Health Strategy; Education : the Aboriginal Education Policy strategic plan; Roads; Telecommunications; Conclusion
Summary Annotation pending
Notes Spiral binding
Bibliography Bibliography : pages 118-127
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Human settlements -- Government policy -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Government policy -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Public works -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Northern Territory -- Public works
Author Pritchard, Bill.
Central Land Council (Australia)
LC no. 92170566
ISBN 0642158908