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CLC Community Development Monitoring Report 2012

Prepared by Dr Linda Kelly, Praxis Consultants, for the Central Land Council

The overall intention of the CLC’s community development approach is to partner with Aboriginal
people in processes that enable them to set and achieve their dual objectives of (1) maintaining
Aboriginal identity, language, culture and connection to country, and (2) strengthening their capacity
to participate in mainstream Australia and in the modern economy by improving health, education
and employment outcomes.
Previous community-based research has shown overall support and affirmation for the work
facilitated by the CDU. In 2012 the monitoring focused in particular on governance and also on the
stages and steps in the development process.