Cultural land management research and governance in south east Australia | Natural Hazards Research Australia

Cultural land management research and governance in south east Australia

Research theme
  • Communities and workforces of the future
  • Evidence-informed policy, strategy and foresight
  • Operational response and innovation
Project type

Core research

Project status

In progress

This project will seek to develop research that includes Indigenous voice and representation in governance structures of institutions and land management agencies, and will develop a framework of broad research principles, protocols and processes to guide more ethical and collaborative cultural land management research. The project will complete several regional on Country workshops with Indigenous land management organisations, Traditional Owner groups, government land management agencies and university-based researchers to provide opportunities to create and support relationships between these parties.

Research team
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Timothy Neale
Research leader
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Oliver Costello
Researcher
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Bhiamie Eckford-Williamson
Researcher
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Andrea Rawluk
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Minda Murray
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Shaun Hooper
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Tasmin-Lara Dilworth
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Michael-Shaun Fletcher
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Jack Pascoe
Researcher
Project details

This project extends the 2021 Cultural land management in south east Australia project, which scoped a new Indigenous-led approach to the development of research priorities and projects relating to cultural land management. This research will provide new insights into the views of Indigenous land and fire managers and others regarding the present and desired future state of engagements between Indigenous land and fire managers and state, territory and local government agencies.

This project will provide new insights into strengthening collaborative governance and research involving Indigenous land and fire managers and state, territory and local government agencies, supporting further opportunities for leverage in public land management activities with advice about appropriate principles, protocols, processes and governance structures. 

The central research questions are:

  • What are the existing and potential points within the governance structures of relevant institutions and land management agencies for Indigenous voice and representation to be included equitably and effectively?
  • What are appropriate research principles, protocols and processes capable of guiding more ethical and collaborative cultural land management research in the future?