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Reluctant representatives : blackfella bureaucrats speak in Australia's north, Elizabeth Ganter

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Reluctant representatives : blackfella bureaucrats speak in Australia's north
Title
Reluctant representatives
Title remainder
blackfella bureaucrats speak in Australia's north
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Ganter
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'How can you make decisions about Aboriginal people when you can't even talk to the people you've got here that are blackfellas?' So 'Sarah', a senior Aboriginal public servant, imagines a conversation with the Northern Territory Public Service. 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. Reluctant Representatives gives us a rare glimpse into the working world of the individuals behind the Indigenous public sector employment statistics. This empathetic exposé of the challenges of representative bureaucracy draws on interviews with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who have tried making it work. Through Ganter?s engaging narration, we learn that the mere presence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the public service is not enough. If bureaucracies are to represent the communities they serve, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public servants need to be heard and need to know their people are heard
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AU@
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Ganter, Elizabeth Joan
Dewey number
323.0420994
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DU124.G68
LC item number
G36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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ANU E Press
Series statement
Research monograph Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Series volume
no. 37
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  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Representative government and representation
  • Communities
  • Bureaucracy
  • Australia
  • Northern Territory
Label
Reluctant representatives : blackfella bureaucrats speak in Australia's north, Elizabeth Ganter
Link
https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/centre-aboriginal-economic-policy-research-caepr/reluctant-representatives
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Just bums on seats'? -- The Northern Territory's turnstile ticker -- Accepting the representative invitation -- The limits of acceptance -- Sustainable selves: Recognition and role modelling -- Speaking truth to theory
Control code
000057304397
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 210 pages
Isbn
9781760460327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
charts, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)947838362
Label
Reluctant representatives : blackfella bureaucrats speak in Australia's north, Elizabeth Ganter
Link
https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/centre-aboriginal-economic-policy-research-caepr/reluctant-representatives
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Just bums on seats'? -- The Northern Territory's turnstile ticker -- Accepting the representative invitation -- The limits of acceptance -- Sustainable selves: Recognition and role modelling -- Speaking truth to theory
Control code
000057304397
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 210 pages
Isbn
9781760460327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
charts, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)947838362

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