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Prospects, Protocols, Progress: A workplacment report that looks into the Prospects and Protocols for Indigenous Short Films in the Sydney Metropolitan Area September 2009

by Erana Takuira

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This report examines the recent advances of ethical guidelines for filming and working with Indigenous content in film. Completed as part of a Work Placement, a final year subject for Communications, Social Inquiry at the University of Technology Sydney. It requires students to collaborate with government or non-government organisations to achieve practical research experience. Students need to negotiate a research project that will benefit the organisation by meeting key objectives.

Factors affecting crime rates in Indigenous communities in NSW: a pilot study in Wilcannia and Menindee Community Report June 2009

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There are notable differences in the Local Court data on crime rates between different Aboriginal communities in NSW. Despite this, there is a lack of qualitative research on the factors affecting crime rates in Aboriginal communities.

With support from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, this pilot study set out to look at two towns with significant Aboriginal communities that are comparable in terms of geography, population and context, but with higher or lower crime rates. The aim of our study was to identify common themes and factors that may be considered to have an impact on crime rates being higher in Wilcannia and lower in Menindee.

This Community Report outlines the findings of interviews undertaken in Wilcannia and Menindee with a range of community and organisational representatives and others working in relevant criminal justice and service delivery roles, as a way to better understand the dynamics and experiences of the communities as a whole.