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Title
PP no. 76 of 1985
Creator
Coombs, H. C. (Herbert Cole), 1906-1997.
Start Date
01 January 1985
Extent
viii, 147 pages ; 25 cm.

Contents

THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ABORIGINAL CONFERENCE Report April 1984 1
THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ABORIGINAL CONFERENCE Report to the Hon. Clyde Holding Minister for Aboriginal Affairs April 1984 5
TABLE OF CONTENTS 9
THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ABORIGINAL CONFERENCE TERMS OF REFERENCE 12
PART 1 THE REVIEW 1 ORIGIN AND PROCEDURE OF THE INQUIRY 13
2. ASSESSMENT OF CONSULTATIONS 18
PART II THE NAC IN THE ABORIGINAL POLITICAL CONTEXT 1 ABORIGINAL ASSESSMENT OF NAC PERFORMANCE 23
2. FAC TORS CONTRIBUTING TO NAC POOR PERFORMANCE 26
3. THE MINISTER'S INITIATIVE 30
4 ABORIGINAL POLITICAL PROCESSES AND THE NAC 32
5 ABORIGINAL LEADERSHIP AND THE MAC 35
6. OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF ABORIGINAL POWER 37
7 CONCLUSIONS 43
PART III PROPOSALS FOR A NATIONAL ABORIGINAL CONGRESS 1 INTRODUCTION 47
2 NAME 48
3 LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS 49
4. THE STRUCTURE OF THE ABORIGINAL CONGRESS 49
5 THE NATIONAL ABORIGINAL CONGRESS THE REGIONAL LEVEL 52
6 THE NATIONAL ABORIGINAL CONGRESS THE NATIONAL LEVEL 62
7 CONGRESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH STATE GOVERNMENTS AND AGENCIES 70
8 TRAINING OF MEMBERS 72
9. RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE MINISTER AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS 73
10 TRANSFERS OF FUNCTIONS TO ABORIGINAL AGENCIES 75
11 THE PROBLEM OF FUNDING 77
12 STAFFING CONGRESS AND OTHER ABORIGINAL AGENCIES 80
13 AN ABORIGINAL SERVICE 81
14 FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD 83
15 DESIGNATE APPOINTMENTS 84
16 STAFF OF THE CONGRESS - ADMINISTRATION 84
17 RESPONSIBILITIES OF GENERAL MANAGER 85
18. CATEGORIES OF STAFF 85
PART IV AN INTERIM ORGANISATION 87
PART V SUMMARY OF MAIN CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS PART I THE REVIEW 91
PART II: THE NAC IN THE ABORIGINAL POLITICAL CONTEXT 93
PART III: PROPOSALS FOR A NATIONAL ABORIGINAL CONGRESS FOR DISCUSSION BY ABORIGINAL ORGANISATIONS 97
BIBLIOGRAPHY 117
APPENDIX A - LIST OF SUBMISSIONS PART A WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS 122
APPENDIX B: NAC RESPONSE TO INQUIRY QUESTIONNAIRE 133
APPENDIX C NATIONAL ABORIGINAL CONFERENCE REVIEW: TRAVEL ITINERARY 137
APPENDIX D ABORIGINAL ASSESSMENT OF THE NAC CONFIDENTIAL 138
APPENDIX E ASSESSMENT OF 1981 NAC ELECTION FIGURES BASED ON EAA STATISTICS 139
APPENDIX F CLASSIFICATION OF NAC RESOLUTIONS, 18-22 JULY 1983 140
APPENDIX G DEPARTMENT OE ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS - CURRENT ESTABLISHMENT FUNCTIONS, STRUCTURE AND DUTIES FOR CENTRAL REGIONAL OFFICES, NORTHERN TERRITORY 142
APPENDIX H PROPOSALS TO IMPROVE EFFECTIVENESS OF ELECTORAL PROCEDURES IF A GENERAL POLLING SYSTEM IS RETAINED 145

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