Improving Indigenous community governance through strengthening indigenous and government organisational capacity /Series: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. Resource sheetPublication details: Canberra, A.C.T. Closing the Gap Clearinghouse 2012Description: PDFISBN:
- Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. Resource sheet ; no. 10
January 2012 At head of title: Australian Government ; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare ; Australian Institute of Family Studies. AIHW cat. no. IHW 70. Includes bibliographical references
Global and local evidence shows that getting governance right is hard work, but critical to improving Indigenous health, wellbeing and quality of life. Good governance is relevant for all seven COAG-endorsed building blocks for overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: early childhood, economic participation, governance and leadership, health, healthy homes, safe communities and schooling. Governance is an issue over which Indigenous communities potentially have significant control, with sound governance structures allowing Indigenous people to effectively make decisions about their long-term goals and objectives for their communities, what kind of development they want and what actions need to be taken to achieve those goals. Good governance is about creating the conditions for legitimate and capable rule and for collective action.
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