4703.0 - Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010  
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Contents >> Citizenship and Governance



This domain covers understandings of citizenship and the interaction between individuals and governance processes. It includes the ability to make decisions, have appropriate representation of views and to have knowledge of and ability to exercise rights and responsibilities.


Individual Characteristics
Social, Cultural and Economic Environments
• Participation in community organisations and other bodies
• Knowledge of rights, obligations and support
• Active citizenship
• Self respect and self-esteem
• Exercising leadership and responsibility
• Being mentored/being a mentor
• Engagement in programs
• Control over decision making; free, prior and informed consent in decisions
• Consultation and collaborative partnerships
• Social, economic and political representation
• Access to information and an understanding of political systems
• Access to mentors
• Self determination
• Community controlled organisations
• Evolution of governance – history and intergenerational change
• Legitimacy of governance structures (e.g. imposed vs local development and control)
• Transparency and accountability
• Capacity building
• Equity of access to services


Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey: see Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australia, 2006(4710.0), 2007
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2004-05(4715.0), 2006
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2008 (4714.0), 2009
The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010 (4704.0), 2010

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