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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 12 The business planning story: planning land based enterprises with rural Aboriginal people

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 12 The business planning story: planning land based enterprises with rural Aboriginal people Paul Mitchell and Fiona Walsh Introduction and Action plan) are shown on the following pages. Aboriginal people are assuming increased Where have we used this model? responsibility for the management of vast rangeland areas of central Australia. They have many uses for the land ranging from traditional The process has been used to plan a range of hunting, harvesting, burning and ceremony, to activities in different parts of Australia, cash generating uses such as tourism, including central Australia, the Kimberley and pastoralism and the sale of artefacts and `bush north Queensland. Activities include a tucker' (food from wild plants and animals). commercial farming enterprise running 6,000 The cash economy is now a strong part of the head of cattle, small-scale cattle activities local Aboriginal economy, but many rural running only 100 head, and an orchard Aboriginal people have not had the development. It has also been used to decide opportunity to understand the cash system, or whether to go ahead with a tourism venture business planning and management. To and to resolve a conflict between two business promote better understanding, the ...

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