Improving Indigenous governence training and support in Far North Queensland: project report

Robinson, Sandy, Turnour, Jim, and Towle, Simon (2013) Improving Indigenous governence training and support in Far North Queensland: project report. Report. James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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The Cairns Institute of James Cook University (JCU) and the Department of Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs (DATSIMA) established a small project in 2012 to scope a way forward to improving governance training and support for Indigenous organisations in far north Queensland (FNQ).

The project has been based on two important assumptions. These are, that: • There are Indigenous organisations in FNQ which for different reasons want to improve their governance; and • These organisations have a need for governance training and support, in addition to what is already available.

The project involved three main steps. The first step was to undertake and document a limited review of literature on Indigenous governance issues and available training resources in FNQ. This review was then circulated to a number of Indigenous organisations in the Cairns region along with an invitation to attend a workshop (step two) which was held on 10 December 2012 at Queensland Government Offices in Cairns. The aim of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for participants to put forward their views on governance training and support requirements in FNQ, and to generate ideas and proposed actions for developing a regional approach for improvement. A list of participants who were able to attend the workshop is at Appendix1. A copy of the workshop notes are in Appendix 2 (butchers’ paper notes) and Appendix 3 (scribe notes).

The third step in the project has been to incorporate the workshop outcomes and the literature review into this short report, which is intended to provide the basis for a way forward for those Indigenous groups and organisations seeking to build governance skills and capacity in the region.

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Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 04:26
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