- Learn about approaches to Northern development in Australia, and their associated outcomes and challenges.
- Hear about Australia’s “Grand Narrative” and what it has meant for Indigenous groups and communities, development objectives and the state more generally.
- Discuss with the speakers and webinar participants the various approaches to, and lessons learned from, Northern development in both Canada and Australia.
- Discuss options and opportunities for improved outcomes going forward.
Dr. Bill Fogarty, Research Fellow, Australian National University
Dr Bill Fogarty has lived and worked in remote communities for over 15 years and has extensive experience in research on Indigenous education, employment policy and service provision. He has qualifications in anthropology, communications, social research methods, education and applied development. He has worked on projects with a diverse range of organisations concerned with Indigenous Australia such as the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, the Northern Land Council and the Northern Territory Government.
Dr. Kathryn Andrews, Honorary Lecturer, Australian National University
With over two decades of experience as a CEO, senior manager, chairperson, facilitator, consultant and researcher in diverse organisations in both regional and national roles, Dr. Kathryn Andrews has been involved in establishing and reforming NGOs; designing participatory processes; planning and implementing projects; sourcing millions of dollars; facilitating/chairing over 100 workshops and meetings; managing teams; and providing input to government policy. She has made significant contributions, particularly in natural resource management (NRM), governance, and research into practice and policy.
Based in Darwin from 2007, she has worked across northern Australia as an advisor/consultant, chaired the Northern Territory’s regional natural resource management body (an NGO), and participated in numerous national committees, including the Australian Landcare Council and CSIRO’s Sustainable Agriculture Flagship Advisory Committee. Her recently completed PhD explores the history of cropping and policy learning in northern Australia.