ELIZABETH GANTER THESIS

Aboriginal senior officials in the self-governing Northern Territory. Some meant, by this, encouraging their own families and communities to conform to an ideal of good citizenship by seeking their compliance with the delivery of government services. Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre www. Many described themselves as role models for other Aborigines. Elizabeth is dedicated to improving public administration in Australian Indigenous affairs through better relationships between government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Menu Members login Contact us Search. CRC Association members have access to special arrangements, discounts and deals from these proud Australian supporters: Representation is said to make something present which is absent. Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre www. But it was not until the time of the transfers of Northern Territory self-government in the s that Aboriginal employee numbers were assessed against the proportion of Aborigines in the Northern Territory and found wanting.

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Through its various Aboriginal employment policies over the decades since self-government, the Northern Territory Government has continued to seek out and to seek to demonstrate publicly the administrative presence of Aborigines.

Dr Elizabeth Ganter, who interviewed 76 current or former Aboriginal employees of the Northern Territory Government about their experiences representing their people through employment, says her research yields some important messages for government.

Some meant, by this, encouraging their own families and communities to conform to an ideal of good citizenship by seeking their compliance with the delivery of government services.

Many described themselves as role models for other Aborigines. Her question suggests tensions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have accepted the long-standing invitation to join the ranks of the public service. But it was not until the time of the transfers of Northern Territory self-government in the s that Aboriginal employee numbers were assessed against the proportion of Aborigines in the Northern Territory and found wanting.

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Through its various Aboriginal employment policies over the decades since self-government, the Northern Territory Government has continued to seek out and to seek to demonstrate publicly the administrative presence of Aborigines. One comment, from a senior public servant, stood out in particular to Dr Ganter. CRC Association members have access to special arrangements, discounts and deals from these proud Australian supporters:. Elizabeth Ganter Elizabeth Ganter, a public servant and academic, lived and worked in the Northern Territory for over 25 years.

While not all of my interviewees saw themselves as representing other Aboriginal people, it is an important finding that they described their contributions to the public service with reference to an Aboriginal interest wider than their own whether or not they were working in an Aboriginal policy or program.

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Dr Ganter stresses that the government needs to realise the significance of the invitation it extends to Aboriginal people. Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre elizaberh. Menu Members login Contact us Search. Preliminary findings Aboriginal participation in the Northern Territory administration can be traced to the days of Commonwealth control. Aboriginal senior officials in the self-governing Northern Territory. We produce fully peer-reviewed monographs and journals across a wide range of subject areas, with a special focus on Australian and international policy, Indigenous studies and the Asia-Pacific region.

Contact information Dr Elizabeth Ganter Mobile: View the latest ANU Press catalogue. Aboriginal senior officials in the self-governing Northern Territory. Aboriginal senior officials in the self-governing Northern Territory Project overview This project is a PhD thesis concerning Aboriginal representation in the Thrsis Territory Government. Representation is said to make something present which is absent. Tuesday 20th of September Please direct all enquiries to: Many described themselves as role models for other Aborigines.

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Elizabeth Ganter, a public servant and academic, lived and worked in the Northern Territory for over 25 years. This is a study of Aboriginal representation in the administration of the Northern Territory before and since self-government.

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Preliminary findings Aboriginal participation in the Northern Territory administration can be traced to the days of Commonwealth control.

Tyesis Aboriginal public servants feel they are under-recognised and under-valued, according to recent research by the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre. While not all of my interviewees saw themselves as representing other Aboriginal people, it is an important finding that they described their contributions to the public service with reference to an Aboriginal interest wider than their own whether or not they were working in an Aboriginal policy or program.

But it was not until the time of the transfers of Northern Territory self-government in the s that Aboriginal employee numbers were assessed against the proportion of Aborigines in the Northern Territory and found wanting. What is this absence and how do Aboriginal senior officials individually and collectively participate in making it present in the Northern Territory bureaucracy? It draws upon historical material and interviews with 76 current and former Aboriginal senior officials which I carried out in Darwin, Alice Springs and other Northern Territory locations in As the sole instigator of the study, Dr Ganter received funding from the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, whose philosophy, she says, is to conduct desert research by engaging with the people who live and work ganteer.

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