Power, Culture, Economy

Indigenous Australians and Mining


Table of Contents

Foreword
Notes on contributors
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Acknowledgements
1. Contestations over development
Theoretical framing
Conduct of research and the focus of contributions
Conclusion
2. Indigenous communities, miners and the state in Australia
Introduction
Scene setting: The overall context
The state
Multinational corporations
Indigenous rights and economic levers
Development outcomes
Contestation over development
Reconciling different views of development
Conclusion
3. Data mining
Measuring impacts
Data on Indigenous populations in proximity to mining operations
What hinterland? Defining the region
Indigenous population trends in Australia
Employment implications of Indigenous population growth
Implications for government and industry
Conclusion
4. Aboriginal organisations and development
The Aboriginal organisation in policy: carapace and domain
Condition 1: Political level of articulation
Condition 2: Mode of resource transfer
Conditions 1 and 2: Articulation, aggregation and autonomy
Condition 3: Alternative sources of supply
Condition 4: Organisations and ‘community’
Condition 4 (cont.): The political economy of organisation and domain
Aboriginal organisations and mining
The assimilation of resources
Conclusion
5. The governance of agreements
Introduction
The governance of agreements as systems
Governance for transformation
Agreements as intercultural institutions
The governance of agreement structures
Governance of relationships with Aboriginal stakeholders
Conclusion
6. Corporate responsibility and social sustainability
Democracy and social sustainability
Corporate social responsibility: A definition
Civil regulation
Social sustainability through civil regulation and corporate social responsibility?
Discussion and conclusion
7. Indigenous entrepreneurialism and mining land use agreements
Introduction
An Indigenous entrepreneurialism
Conclusion
8. Mining agreements, development, aspirations, and livelihoods
The Agreements
Indigenous policy and mining agreements
Development, aspirations, and livelihoods
Community
Conclusion
References
Key publications