What are the enablers of economic participation in remote and very remote Australia, and how can we identify them?


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In this paper [the authors] discuss some of the key learnings from the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC REP), Remote Education Systems, Pathways to Employment and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Product research projects. While [the authors] do not deny the importance of global markets for remote Australians, [they] see value in opportunity structures that move beyond the confines of traditional economic and human capital theories. It is through acknowledging and building on local residents' social, identity, cultural and natural capital...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Indigenous people; Demographics; Participation; Employment; Culture and society; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Remote; Social capital; Human capital

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Darwin, Northern Territory: Charles Darwin University, 2016

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Journal number: 19

Journal date: April 2016

Pages: pp. 6-25

ISSN: 1329-1440 (online), 2202-7904 (print)

Special issue: Synthesis and integration

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Rights: This work is licensed under CC BY-SA. To view a copy of the licence visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Document number: TD/TNC 125.871

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