Last month saw the release of the Empowered Communities: Empowered Peoples Design Report, proposing a new model of Indigenous empowerment and development in Australia. The report is the culmination of work funded by a $5-million grant to the Empowered Communities network in early 2014 by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. It sets out a model for Indigenous development and empowerment for the eight regions that constitute the network, with the long-term goal of a national roll-out. The identities of the authors of the design report are unclear; at the start of the report, ten individuals from each of the eight regions are listed, but not credited with authorship. The Wunan Foundation (leading the East Kimberley section) is listed as the publisher.
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