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Inquiry into Indigenous economic development in Queensland and advisory report on the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010

May 2011

© Commonwealth of Australia 2011
ISBN 978-0-642-79453-6 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79454-3 (HTML version)

View the report as a single document - (PDF 967KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary pages (PDF 97KB)
 
Chapter 1 Background (PDF 88KB)

Referral of the Inquiry
Committee objectives and scope
The 2010 Senate Inquiry and its outcomes[1]
Pre-existing legislation
Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld)
Conduct of the Inquiry
Structure of the report
Note on references
Overall finding

 
Chapter 2 Cape York – Context and Consultation (PDF 183KB)

Geo-economic context
Topography, soil and water
Transport and infrastructure
Land Tenure
Industry sectors
Minerals and Mining
Indigenous workforce participation in the mining industry
Agriculture
Cattle Grazing
Tourism
Population and the labour market
Workforce participation in Cape York
Workforce Capacity
Consultation and consent on the Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld)
Conclusions
Speaking for country and “own representative institutions”
Conclusions
The Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld) and Indigenous economic development
Capital for developments
Conclusions
The Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld) and mining
The Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld) and tourism
The Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld) and cattle
The Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld) and Natural Resource Management
Conclusions
Opportunities
Current economic conditions
Supporting the Cape York economic development plan
Partnerships

 
Chapter 3 The Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010 (PDF 135KB)

Background
Purpose and overview of the Bill
Analysis of the Bill and its provisions
Overview
Clause 3
Clause 4
Clause 5
Clauses 6 and 7
Conclusions

 
Dissenting report (PDF 121KB)

Introduction
Background
Barriers to economic development
Prima facie rejection of any social or economic development
Arbitrary sterilisation of usable land
Bureaucratic barriers to economic development
Opportunities for sustainable and environmentally sound economic development
Genuine economic development
Failure of the Wild Rivers (Qld) Act 2005 to create opportunities
Conclusions

 
Appendix A – Submissions (PDF 31KB)
 
Appendix B – Public Hearings (PDF 53KB)
 
Appendix C – Exhibits (PDF 52KB)

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