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Please Knock Before You Enter: Aboriginal Regulation of Outsiders and the Implications for Researchers (Karen Martin 2008)0

Posted by Admin in on May 31, 2015

BOOK: Martin, K 2008, Please knock before you enter: Aboriginal regulation of outsiders and the implications for researchers, Post Pressed, Teneriffe, Qld. ISBN: 9781921214370


The regulation of Outsiders to Aboriginal Country is theorised by scholars as invasion and contact, race relations, frontiers and acculturation. In these theories Aboriginal People are represented as powerless and hopeless in the face of their inevitable assimilation. Aboriginal regulation of Outsiders is rarely investigated for Aboriginal agency.

This research study investigates the agency of a Rainforest Aboriginal Community in the regulation of Outsiders to their Country of past, present and future. It provides an Indigenist research paradigm founded on the principles of cultural respect and cultural safety and embedded in Aboriginal ontology, epistemology and axiology.

Office for the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015

“The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is an independent statutory agency within the Attorney General’s portfolio. The OAIC liaises with the Business and Information Law Branch, part of the Civil Law Division within the Civil Justice and Legal Services Group of the Attorney General’s Department (AGD).”

The website incorporates links to the Commonwealth Act and regulation, information about the regulatory framework (including the Australian Privacy Principles) and other useful information.

International Journal for Internet Research Ethics0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015

“The IJIRE is the first peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated specifically to cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural research on Internet Research Ethics. All disciplinary perspectives, from those in the arts and humanities, to the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences, are reflected in the journal.

With the emergence of Internet use as a research locale and tool throughout the 1990s, researchers from disparate disciplines, ranging from the social sciences to humanities to the sciences, have found a new fertile ground for research opportunities that differ greatly from their traditional biomedical counterparts. As such, “populations,” locales, and spaces that had no corresponding physical environment became a focal point, or site of research activity. Human subjects protections questions then began to arise, across disciplines and over time: What about privacy? How is informed consent obtained? What about research on minors? What are “harms” in an online environment? Is this really human subjects work? More broadly, are the ethical obligations of researchers conducting research online somehow different from other forms of research ethics practices?

As Internet Research Ethics has developed as its own field and discipline, additional questions have emerged: How do diverse methodological approaches result in distinctive ethical conflicts – and, possibly, distinctive ethical resolutions? How do diverse cultural and legal traditions shape what are perceived as ethical conflicts and permissible resolutions? How do researchers collaborating across diverse ethical and legal domains recognize and resolve ethical issues in ways that recognize and incorporate often markedly different ethical understandings?”

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015

“TASA is a vibrant organisation committed to promoting sociology in Australia, facilitating sociology, teaching and research, enhancing the professional development of sociologists and assisting sociologists to play a leading role in public conversations about critical social issues. TASA promotes the need for sociological thinking and skills to be placed at the centre of public life. We actively promote sociology in Australia through our events and publications and through engaging in policy discussions around key issues affecting sociology in higher education. We are also committed to growing our connections with sociologists working across the Asia-Pacific region. To this end, our 2015 conference is to be held at James Cook University in Cairns, with participation from sociologists across our region. TASA has a long history, for over 50 years we have been actively promoting our discipline and supporting our members.”

The TASA web site incorporates the TASA Ethical Guidelines –