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National ASSI Representative Body Statement
(2012)
  • Duane Vickery
  • Thomas Dick, Southern Cross University
  • Ralph Regenvanu
Abstract
The establishment of a national voice for Australia South Sea Islanders (ASSI) is not only right and just, it also represents good practice in terms of harnessing the knowledge and input of those who are most affected by the policies and issues that face ASSI themselves. In order for the new body to be a success it must have the support of ASSI people. That support will only be gained if the structure and position of the new representative body genuinely reflects the status and rights of ASSI - culturally, socially, economically, and politically.
Keywords
  • ASSI,
  • blackbirding,
  • South Sea Islanders,
  • policy
Publication Date
April 9, 2012
Citation Information
Duane Vickery, Thomas Dick and Ralph Regenvanu. National ASSI Representative Body Statement. (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/knomadic_dsta/33/