ARC Discovery Project Success 'Revitalising Indigenous-State Relations in Australia'

4 Dec 2019

Congratulations to A/Prof Morgan Brigg and Dr Elizabeth Strakosch who have secured an ARC Discovery project with Professor Sarah Maddison and Dr Nikki Moodie (University of Melbourne).

Led by the University of Melbourne, the project ‘Revitalising Indigenous-State Relations in Australia’ aims to investigate the complexity of Indigenous affairs governance and the ongoing tensions in the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Australian state. The project expects to generate new data on contemporary Indigenous governance arrangements and analyse them using an original conceptual framework to inform knowledge-exchange workshops designed to advance proposed new approaches. Expected outcomes of this project include concrete proposals for re-setting Indigenous-settler relations and Indigenous affairs policy. This should provide significant benefits in the field of Indigenous governance including plans for more genuine transformation in Australian Indigenous-settler relations.