Exploring Indigenous social attitudes and priorities in Australia

Thompson, Lester, Fredericks, Bronwyn, Wadley, David, Bean, Clive and Walter, Maggie (2012) Exploring Indigenous social attitudes and priorities in Australia. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 15 1: 64-75.

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Author Thompson, Lester
Fredericks, Bronwyn
Wadley, David
Bean, Clive
Walter, Maggie
Title Exploring Indigenous social attitudes and priorities in Australia
Journal name Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues
ISSN 1440-5202
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 64
End page 75
Total pages 12
Place of publication Churchill, Vic., Australia
Publisher Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Given significant government attention to, and expenditure on, Indigenous equity in Australia, this article addresses a core problem: the Jack of a sound understanding of Indigenous social attitudes and priorities. An account of cultural theory raises the likelihood of difference ih outlook between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, including those making and implementing policy. Yet, years of scholarly research and official statistical collections have overlooked potentially critical aspects of lndigineity. Suggestions of difference emerge from reference to the 2007 Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA). If the attitudes recorded for a small sample in this instrument manifest in the Indigenous population at large, policy priorities and directions should be reviewed and possibly revised. Despite inherent methodological difficulties, the article calls for targeted social attitude research among Australia's Indigenous peoples so that future policy can be better oriented and calibrated. The national benefits would outweigh the costs via better directed policy making.
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