Position Papers

Noel Pearson: Layered Identities and Peace
26 July 2006

Noel Pearson on Wild Rivers and the Cape York Heads of Agreement.
17 June 2006

Noel Pearson: ‘Building Better Pacific Economies’
4 May 2006
The attached paper is now appearing in Development Bulletin 70, April 2006.

Can Cape York communities be economically viable?
20 November 2005
This paper explores this question of the economic viability of Cape York communities in further detail.

Freedom, capabilities and Cape York reform agenda
25 October 2005
This paper was presented at a Centre for Independent Studies Forum at the Australian Stock Exchange.

The ‘Gammon Economy’ of Cape York: Lessons for Nation Building in Pacific Island Countries?
14 October 2005
This paper was recently presented by Robert Phillpot at the Pacific Conference on Growth and Development.

Building Indigenous capital: removing obstacles to participation in the real economy
1 July 2004

Three spheres of action
2 June 2004
Paper exploring the concept of ‘community’ in the government and policy sphere.

Bending to dysfuntion, bending to the problems
1 February 2004
This short position papers stresses the need to maintain high standards and expectations when developing programs to address dysfunctional behaviour.