Articles by: Francis Markham

Author Biography:

Francis Markham is a human geographer and is a research fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University.

Booming contributions by First Nations to address Australia’s environmental crisis must be recognised

It is time for climate-change policies and programs at regional, state and federal levels to respond to the productive ‘climate action’ of First Nations people with recognition and respect, and equitable resourcing to allow it to flourish.

Informit: ‘The quiet revolution’?

Indigenous employment, the mining boom and official statistics'The misery of being exploited by capitalists', wrote economist Joan Robinson, 'is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all'. This assumption underlies much of the current debate about Indigenous involvement in the resource extractive industries, a thesis put perhaps most prominently by Marcia Langton in her 2012 Boyer Lectures 'The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and the Resources Boom'. In her lectures, Langton charts a…