On nudging and fudging: paternalism and its variants in remote Aboriginal Australia

Hunter, Ernest (2013) On nudging and fudging: paternalism and its variants in remote Aboriginal Australia. In: Craven, Rhonda, Dillon, Anthony, and Parbury, Nigel, (eds.) In Black & White: Australians all at the crossroads. Connor Court Publishing, Ballan, VIC, Australia, pp. 145-156.

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[Extract] The community of Aurukun on the western coast of Cape York gets a lot of media attention. Much of it has been negative, often portraying a community in perennial crisis. As is the case for a number of other communities across remote Australia, the messages are confusing as there is usually little analysis, a good deal of idealising of some alternative (which may, perhaps, be read as 'authentic') Aboriginal reality, and frequently implicit fatalism and resignation. However, there are also positive depictions of Aurukun, particularly given its prominence as a welfare reform trial community. Education, employment, and enterprise are regularly discussed, notably in Noel Pearson's columns in the Weekend Australian.

Item ID: 32639
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-922168-51-1
Keywords: remote Australia; aboriginal
Date Deposited: 13 May 2014 01:41
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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