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dc.contributor.authorGanter, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016-12-21 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:53:52Z
dc.identifier621497
dc.identifierOCN: 1030818121
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31946
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35208
dc.description.abstract‘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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas::1MB Australasia::1MBF Australia
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSL Ethnic studies::JFSL9 Indigenous peoples
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPP Public administration
dc.subject.otheraustralia
dc.subject.otherrepresentative bureaucracy
dc.subject.otherpublic service
dc.subject.otheraboriginal people
dc.subject.otherCivil service
dc.subject.otherGovernment of the Northern Territory
dc.subject.otherIndigenous Australians
dc.subject.otherNorthern Territory
dc.subject.otherTorres Strait Islanders
dc.titleReluctant Representatives
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/CAEPR37.11.2016
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
oapen.relation.isbn9781760460327


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