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Negotiating Cultural Heritage? Aboriginal-Mining Company Agreements in Australia

Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh

Negotiating Cultural Heritage? Aboriginal-Mining Company Agreements in Australia
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Resource Type Scientific Paper
Language
  • English
Year 2008
Country Australia
Topic
  • Industry
  • Informed Decision Making
Complexity Technical
Keywords
  • Business Practices
  • Consultation
  • Decision Making
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Impact Benefit Agreement
  • Social & Cultural Impacts
Written By Academic Researchers
Written For
  • Academic Institutions or Researchers
  • Indigenous Allies
  • Leadership and Management
Description This article analyzes Impact-Benefit Agreements (IBAs) negotiated between Aboriginal communities and Mining companies in Australia. They argue that IBAs have become more prominent because of the lack of government enforcement of consultation procedures, and that the use of IBAs has negative impacts on Indigenous peoples. The authors suggest that IBAs undermine Indigenous cultural heritage and further structural inequity between Indigenous and settler communities.
Journal Development and Change
Volume 39
Issue 1
Pages 25 - 51
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