Prof Jon Altman

Emeritus Professor
School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)

Jon Altman is a an emeritus professor of the Australian National University located at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) in the Colleage of Asia and the Pacific. From 2016-2019 he was also research professor in anthropology at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University, Melbourne where he remains in an honorary capacity. He has a disciplinary background in economics and anthropology. Professor Altman held a number of post-doctoral research appointments at ANU before being appointed the foundation director of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) from April 1990-April 2010. In 2003, Professor Altman was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and in 2012 an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Professor Altman was an ARC Australian Professorial Fellow (2008 to 2013) focusing his research efforts on the project 'Hybrid Economic Futures for Remote Indigenous Australia'.

Research interests

Professor Altman's research interests include: Sustainable economic development and associated policy issues for Indigenous Australia; the hybrid economy framework; the economic engagement of Indigenous people with the Australian and global economies (especially in mining, tourism, arts industries and emerging industries); sustainable commercial utilisation of wildlife and fisheries; the Indigenous customary economy and its articulations with the market; land rights, native title and Indigenous land management; and theoretical issues in economic and development anthropology.

Professor Altman undertook fieldwork for his doctorate in the Maningrida region, central Arnhem Land in 1979-81 and has maintained vibrant and diverse research relations with this region for over twenty years. He has also undertaken field research in north Queensland, the Torres Strait, the Kimberleys and Central Australia.

Professor Altman is currently involved in a number of ARC projects including his own on 'Hybrid Economic Futures for Remote Indigenous Australia' and as a Chief Investigator on an ARC Linkage project 'More than a Roof Overhead: Meeting the Need for a Sustainable Housing System in Remote Indigenous Communities' based at RMIT University. Other research he is currently undertaking focuses on Indigenous interests in fresh water, as an adviser to the Indigenous Water Policy Group and the Northern Australia Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA). A major project he is directing, largely sponsored by the Sidney Myer Trust, is the 'People On Country, Healthy Landscapes, and Indigenous Economic Futures' project that began in November 2007.

Jon maintains a research and policy advisory network with many Indigenous and other organisations. At the community level he works closely with the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation in Maningrida and the Laynhapuy Homelands Centre in Yirrkala; at a regional level he collaborates with the North Australia Indigenous Land and Sea Management Aliance (NAILSMA) and with the Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory and Aboriginal land councils that he advises. At the national level he works with the Australian Council for Social Services (ACOSS) and the Policy and Advocacy Committee of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

  • Altman, J 2020, The deadly virus delivers accidental benefit to remote Indigenous Australia, pp. online.
  • Altman, J 2020, 'Submission 15 to the House Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs: Inquiry into Food Pricing and Food Security in Remote Indigenous Communities'.
  • Altman, J 2020, Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia inquiring into the destruction of 46,000-year-old caves at Juukan Gorge.
  • Altman, J 2020, 'SELF‑DETERMINATION�S LAND RIGHTS Destined to disappoint?', in Laura Rademaker & Tim Rowse (ed.), Indigenous Self-Determination in Australia: Histories and Historiography, ANU Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 227-245.
  • Altman, J 2020, 'Of Pizza Ovens in Arnhem Land: The State Quest to Restructure Aboriginal Labour in Remotest Australia', in Victoria Stead, Jon Altman (ed.), Labour Lines and Colonial Power, ANU Press, Canberra, Australia.
  • Altman, J, Ansell, J & Yibarbuk, D 2020, 'No ordinary company: Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (Northern Territory) Limited', Postcolonial Studies, p. 24.
  • Jordan, K, Markham, F & Altman, J 2020, Linking Indigenous Communities with Regional Development: Australia Overview.
  • Moodie, N, Ward, J, Dudgeon, P, McDonnell, S et al. 2020, 'Roadmap to recovery: Reporting on a research
    taskforce supporting Indigenous responses to
    COVID-19 in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, p. 13.
  • Markham, F & Altman, J 2019, 'Submission 77 to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs: Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia'.
  • Altman, J & Markham, F 2019, 'Basic Income and Cultural Participation for Remote-Living Indigenous Australians', in Elise Klein, Jennifer Mays & Tim Dunlop (ed.), Implementing a Basic Income in Australia: Pathways Forward, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 87-109.
  • Altman, J 2019, Submission to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee Inquiry into Competition and Consumer Amendment (Prevention of Exploitation of Indigenous Cultural Expressions) Bill 2019.
  • Markham, F & Altman, J 2019, Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs.
  • Altman, J & Markham, F 2018, Submission to the Select Committee on the effectiveness of the Australian Government's Northern Australia agenda.
  • Altman, J 2018, '‘The Main Thing Is to Have Enough Food’: Kuninjku Precarity
    and Neoliberal Reason', in Chris Gregory and Jon Altman (ed.), The Quest for the Good Life in Precarious Times: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Domestic Moral Economy, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 163-196.
  • Altman, J & Gregory, C, eds, 2018, The Quest for the Good Life in Precarious Times: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Domestic Moral Economy, ANU Press, Canberra.
  • Altman, J 2018, The Aboriginal arts economy in the Centre: Marketing and policy challenges, pp. 126-128.
  • Ferguson, M, O'Dea, K, Altman, J et al 2018, 'Health-Promoting Food Pricing Policies and Decision-Making in Very Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Stores in Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 15, no. 2908, pp. 14pp.
  • Altman, J 2018, Welfare reform and Indigeneity in remote Australia: A toxic mix, pp. 21-22pp.
  • Altman, J 2018, 'Raphael Lemkin in Remote Australia: The Logic of Cultural Genocide and Homelands', Oceania, vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 336-359pp.
  • Altman, J 2018, The political ground of creativity.
  • Altman, J 2017, 'Cooking an emu in an underground oven at Mumeka', in Murray Garde (ed.), Something about emus: Bininj stories from Western Arnhem Land, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 131-145.
  • Altman, J & Klein, E 2017, 'Lessons from a basic income programme for Indigenous Australians', Oxford Development Studies, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 132-146.
  • Altman, J 2017, The Destruction of Homelander Life-ways: Genocide and Intervention in Contemporary Australia, pp. 31-34.
  • Altman, J 2017, Modern Slavery in Remote Australia?, pp. 12-15.
  • Altman, J 2016, 'Basic income makes basic sense for remote Indigenous Australia', in Tim Hollo (ed.), Can Less Work be More Fair: A discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and shorter working week, The Green Institute, Canberra, pp. 88-93pp.
  • Altman, J 2016, 'Looking forward to hosting you, amigo - and, yes, we won't run out of red!', Aboriginal History, vol. 40, pp. 231-237.
  • Altman, J 2016, 'Kuninjku People, Buffalo and Conservation in Arnhem Land: 'It's a Contradiction that Frustrates Us'', in Eve Vincent and Timothy Neale (ed.), Unstable Relations: Indigenous people and environmentalism in contemporary Australia, UWA Publishing, Perth, pp. 54-91pp.
  • Altman, J 2016, 'Blind-sided by Basics: three perspectives on income management in an Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 487-502.
  • Altman, J 2016, 'A most egregious transition: CDEP to CDP', CAEPR Working Papers, no. 2/2016, pp. 4-8.
  • Altman, J 2016, 'Reconciliation and the Quest for Economic Sameness', in Sarah Maddison, Tom Clark and Ravi de Costa (ed.), The Limits of Settler Colonial Reconciliation: Non-Indigenous People and the Responsibility to Engage, Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 213-230pp.
  • Ferguson, M, O'Dea, K, Chatfield, M et al 2016, 'The comparative cost of food and beverages at remote Indigenous communities, Northern Territory, Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 40, pp. S21-S26.
  • Altman, J 2016, 'Imagining Mumeka: Bureaucratic and Kuninjku perspectives', in Nicolas Peterson and Fred Myers (ed.), Experiments in Self-Determination: Histories of the outstation movement in Australia, ANU Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 279-299.
  • Altman, J 2016, 'Self-reflections: 1977-2014', in Will Sanders (ed.), Engaging Indigenous Economy: Debating diverse approaches, ANU Press, Acton ACT 2601, pp. 289-303.
  • Altman, J 2016, The financial underpinnings of land rights law: for whose benefit?, pp. 16-17.
  • Altman, J 2016, 'Basic Income for Remote Indigenous Australians : Prospects for a Livelihoods Approach in Neoliberal Times', in Jennifer Mays, Greg Marston and John Tomlinson (ed.), Basic Income in Australia and New Zealand: Perspectives from the Neoliberal Frontier, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 179-205.
  • Altman, J 2016, Owen Yalandja: Guardian of the Yawkyawk.
  • Altman, J 2016, Arnhem Land Buffalo, pp. 38-41.
  • Jordan, K & Altman, J 2016, 'From Welfare to Work, or Work to Welfare', in Kirrily Jordan (ed.), Better Than Welfare? Work and Livelihoods for Indigenous Australians After CDEP, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 1-29.
  • Altman, J 2016, 'Bawinanga and CDEP: The vibrant life, and near death, of a major Aboriginal corporation in Arnhem Land', in Kirrily Jordan (ed.), Better Than Welfare? Work and Livelihoods for Indigenous Australians After CDEP, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 175-217.
  • Jordan, K, Fowkes, L, Altman, J et al 2016, Job Creation and Income Support in Remote Indigenous Australia: Moving Forward with a Better System. CAEPR Topical Issue No 2/2016.
  • Altman, J 2015, Indigenous Policy 'Reform', pp. 10-12.
  • Altman, J 2015, To rarrk or not to rarrk, that is the question.
  • Altman, J & Markham, F 2015, 'Burgeoning Indigenous land ownership: Diverse values and strategic potentialities', in Sean Brennan, Megan Davis, Brendan Edgeworth, Leon Terrill (ed.), Native Title from Mabo to Akiba: A Vehicle for Change and Empowerment?, The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 126-142.
  • Bielefeld, S & Altman, J 2015, 'Australia's First Peoples: still struggling for protection against racial discrimination', 40 years of the Racial Discrimination Act RDA@40 2015, Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney, pp. 196-206.
  • Bielefeld, B & Altman, J 2015, 'Australia's First Peoples - still struggling for protection against racial discrimination', 40 years of the Racial Discrimination Act RDA@40 2015, Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney, pp. 196-206.
  • Altman, J & Biddle, N 2015, 'Refiguring Indigenous economies: a 21st-century perspective', in Simon Ville & Glenn Withers (ed.), The Cambridge Economic History of Australia, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, pp. 530-554.
  • Altman, J 2014, 'Indigenous policy: Canberra consensus on a neoliberal project of improvement', in Chris Miller and Lionel Orchard (ed.), Australian Public Policy: Progressive ideas in the neoliberal ascendency, The Policy Press, Bristol and Chicago, pp. 115-132.
  • Altman, J 2014, 'The political ecology and political economy of the Indigenous land titling 'revolution' in Australia', Maori Law Review, vol. March 2014, pp. 1-17.
  • Altman, J 2014, 'Neoliberal Assimiliation', Arena Magazine, vol. 10/2014, no. 132, p. 12.
  • Altman, J & Jackson, S 2014, 'Indigenous Land and Sea Management', in Lindenmayer, D., Dovers, S., Morton, S. (ed.), Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic, pp. 207-216.
  • Klein, E, Lahn, J, Altman, J et al 2014, Academic perspectives on The Forrest review: creating parity Topical Issue 2/2014.
  • Altman, J 2014, 'Économie et écologie politiques des droits sur la terre des autochtones en Australie', in Irene Bellier (ed.), Terres, Territoires, Ressources: Politiques, practiques et droits des peuples autochtones, l'Harmattan, Paris, pp. 47-68.
  • Altman, J 2013, 'Arguing the Intervention', Journal of Indigenous Policy, no. 14, pp. 1-9.
  • Altman, J 2013, 'Income management: Government intervention to discipline expenditure "in the name of the child"', in S. Maddison and R. Denniss (ed.), An Introduction to Australian Public Policy: Theory and Practice (2nd ed), Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 211-212.
  • Altman, J 2013, 'Land rights and development in Australia: Caring for, benefiting from and governing the indigenous estate', in L. Ford and T. Rowse (ed.), Between Indigenous and Settler Governance, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 121-134.
  • Celermajer, D, Finn, M, Altman, J et al 2013, Australian Political Party Poverty Audit August 2013.
  • Altman, J & Kerins, S, eds, 2012, People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures, The Federation Press, Sydney.
  • Altman, J 2012, 'People on country as alternate development', in Jon Altman and Seán Kerins (ed.), People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 1-22.
  • Altman, J 2012, 'Indigenous futures on country', in Jon Altman and Seán Kerins (ed.), People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 213-231.
  • Altman, J, Biddle, N & Buchanan, G 2012, 'The Indigenous hybrid economy: Can the NATSISS adequately recognise difference?', in B. Hunter and N. Biddle (ed.), Survey Analysis for Indigenous Policy in Australia: Social Science Perspectives, ANU ePress, Canberra, pp. 163-191.
  • Altman, J 2012, 'The Aboriginal arts economy in the Centre: Marketing and policy challenges', in M. Culpitt (ed.), Change your Life, Manage the Desert: The Desart Art Centre Guidebook, Version 2 - 2012, Desart, Alice Springs, pp. 82-83p0p.
  • Altman, J & Hinkson, M 2012, Hope-less futures?, Arena Magazine 118, June-July 2012, pp. 2-3.
  • Altman, J 2012, 'Foreword: Indigenous Participation in
    Australian Economies II', in N. Fijn, I. Keen, C. Lloyd and M. Pickering (ed.), Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies II: Historical Engagements and Current Enterprises, ANU ePress, Canberra, pp. xiii-xviii.
  • Altman, J, Jordan, K, Kerins, S et al 2009, Northern Australia Land and Water Science Review 2009 Full Report: 07. Indigenous interests in land & water.
  • Altman, J, Biddle, N & Hunter, B 2008, 'How realistic are the prospects for 'Closing the Gaps' in socioeconomic outcomes for Indigenous Australians?', CAEPR Discussion Paper no. 287, CAEPR, ANU, Canberra.
  • Altman, J, Gray, M & Levitus, R 2005, 'Policy issues for the Community Development Employment Projects scheme in rural and remote Australia', CAEPR Discussion Paper, vol. 271, pp. x+35.
  • Gray, M, Altman, J & Halasz, N 2005, 'The economic value of wild resources to the Indigenous community of the Wallis Lake catchment', CAEPR Discussion Paper, vol. 272, pp. xii_40.
  • Altman, J, Biddle, N & Hunter, B 2004, 'Indigenous Socioeconomic Change 1971-2001: A Historical Perspective', CAEPR Discussion Paper, no. 266, CAEPR, ANU, Canberra, pp. vi+52.
  • Altman, J 2012, 'Indigenous rights, mining corporations and the Australian state', in S. Sawyer and T. Gomez (ed.), The Politics of Resource Extraction: Indigenous Peoples, Multinational Corporations, Multilateral Institutions and the State,, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, London, pp. 46-74.
  • Koenig, J, Altman, J & Griffiths, A 2011, 'Indigenous Livelihoods and Art Income: participation, production and returns from woodcarvings in Arnhem Land, north Australia', Australian Geographer, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 351-369.
  • Koenig, J, Altman, J & Griffiths, A 2011, 'Artists as harvesters: Natural resource use by Indigenous woodcarvers in central Arnhem Land, Australia', Human Ecology (Journal), vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 407-419.
  • Altman, J 2011, 'From Kunnanj, Fish Creek, to Mumeka, Mann River: Hunter-gatherer tradition and transformation in Western Arnhem Land, 1948-2009', in Martin Thomas and Margo Neale (ed.), Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, ANU ePress, Canberra, pp. 113-134.
  • Altman, J 2011, 'Alleviating poverty in remote Indigenous Australia: The hybrid economy', in Argyrous George, Stilwell, Frank J (ed.), Economics as a social science: readings in political economy (3rd ed), Tilde University Press, Melbourne Australia, pp. 330-336pp.
  • Altman, J 2011, 'The triumph of Aboriginal art - 2005', in Ian McLean (ed.), How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art, Power Publications, Sydney Australia, pp. 311-314pp.
  • Altman, J 2011, 'Selling art: Capitalism, power and prestige in western Arnhem Land - 1982', in Ian McLean (ed.), How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art, Power Publications, Sydney Australia, pp. 280-280pp.
  • Altman, J & May, K 2011, 'Poverty alleviation in remote Indigenous Australia', in G. Minnerup, and P. Solberg (ed.), First World, First Nations: Internal Colonialism and Indigenous Self-Determination in Northern Europe and Australia, Sussex Academic Press, Eastbourne, pp. 149-167.
  • Altman, J 2011, 'A genealogy of 'demand sharing': From pure anthropology to public policy', in Y. Musharbash and M. Barber (ed.), Ethnography and the Production of Anthropological Knowledge: Essays in Honour of Nicolas Peterson, ANU ePress, Canberra, pp. 187-200.
  • Aboriginal Peak Organisations of The NorthernTerritory & Altman, J 2011, From CDEP to CEEDS?, pp. 36-37.
  • Altman, J & Hinkson, M, eds, 2010, Culture Crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney.
  • Altman, J 2010, 'Australia. Diritti fondiari indigeni e sviluppo [Indigenous land rights and development]', in P. Alferj (ed.), Dialoghi Internazionali-Città nel mondo (14th ed), Bruno Mondadori, Milano, pp. 93-107.
  • Altman, J & Hinkson, M 2010, 'Very risky business: The Quest to Normalise Remote-living Aboriginal People', in Greg Marston, Jeremy Moss and John Quiggin (ed.), Risk, Welfare and Work, Melbourne University Press (an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing), Carlton, Australia, pp. 185-211.
  • Altman, J & Fogarty, W 2010, 'Indigenous Australians as 'No Gaps' subjects: education and development in remote Australia', Closing the Gap in Education?, ed. Ilana Snyder and John Nieuwenhuysen, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, pp. 109-128.
  • Altman, J 2010, 'What future for remote Indigenous Australia? Economic hybridity and the neoliberal turn', in Jon Altman and Melinda Hinkson (ed.), Culture Crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 259-280.
  • Altman, J 2010, 'Emmanuel Wurrkidj', Art Monthly Australia (AMA), vol. 234, p. 48.
  • Feary, S, Kanowski, P, Altman, J et al 2010, 'Managing forest country: Aboriginal Australians and the forest sector', Australian Forestry, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 126-134.
  • Altman, J 2009, 'A brief social history of Kuninjku art and the market', in Claus Volkenandt & Christian Kaufmann (ed.), Between Indigenous Australia and Europe: John Mawurndjul: Art Histories in Context, Dietrich Reimer Verlag GmbH, Berlin, pp. 19-28.
  • Altman, J 2009, 'Brokering Kuninjku art: A critical perspective on the complex processes of mediating with the market', in Claus Volkenandt & Christian Kaufmann (ed.), Between Indigenous Australia and Europe: John Mawurndjul: Art Histories in Context, Dietrich Reimer Verlag GmbH, Berlin, pp. 53-59.
  • Altman, J 2009, 'Indigenous communities, miners and the state', in J. Altman and D. Martin (ed.), Power, Culture, Economy: Indigenous Australians and Mining, ANU ePress, Canberra Australia, pp. 17-49.
  • Altman, J 2009, 'The hybrid economy and anthropological engagements with policy discourse: A brief reflection', Australian Journal of Anthropology, The, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 318-329.
  • Altman, J & Taylor, L 2009, 'Too many Dreamings: Diversity and change in bark paintings from west Arnhem', in Claudette Chubb & Nancy Sever (ed.), Indigenous Art at the Australian National University, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Melbourne, pp. 61-100.
  • Altman, J 2009, 'Benefit Sharing is No Solution to Development: Experiences from mining on Aboriginal land in Australia', in R. Wynberg, D. Shroeder, and R. Chenells (ed.), Indigenous Peoples, Consent and Benefit-Sharing: Lessons from the San-Hoodia Case, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 285-302.
  • Altman, J 2009, 'Contestations over development', in J. Altman and D. Martin (ed.), Power, Culture, Economy: Indigenous Australians and Mining, ANU ePress, Canberra Australia, pp. 1-15.
  • Altman, J & Martin, D, eds, 2009, Power, Culture, Economy: Indigenous Australians and Mining, ANU ePress, Canberra Australia.
  • Altman, J, Biddle, N & Hunter, B 2009, 'Prospects for 'closing the gap' in socioeconomic outcomes for Indigenous Australians?', Australian Economic History Review, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 225-251.
  • Altman, J 2009, 'John Mawurndjul: Art and impact', Art Monthly Australia (AMA), vol. 226, no. Summer, pp. 22-25.
  • Jackson, S & Altman, J 2009, 'Indigenous rights and water policy: Perspectives from tropical northern Australia', Australian Indigenous Law Review, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 27-48.
  • Altman, J 2009, 'Manwurrk (fire drive) at Namilewohwo: A land-management, hunting and ceremonial event in western Arnhem Land', in J. Russell-Smith, P.J. Whitehead and P. Cooke (ed.), Culture, ecology and economy of fire management in North Australian savannas: rekindling the Wurrk tradition, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, pp. 165-180.
  • Altman, J 2008, 'Maradjiri and Mamurrng: Ad Borsoom and me', in J. Kommers and E. Venbrux (ed.), Cultural Styles of Knowledge Transmission: Essays in Honour of Ad Borsboom, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, pp. 13-18.
  • Altman, J 2008, 'Different governance for difference: The Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation', in J. Hunt, D.E. Smith, S. Garling, and W. Sanders (ed.), Contested Governance: Culture, Power and Institutions in Indigenous Australia, ANU ePress, Canberra Australia, pp. 177-203.
  • Altman, J 2008, 'From "After the Dreaming" to "After Land Rights": W.E.H. Stanner's legacy as indigenous policy intellectual', in M. Hinkson and J. Beckett (ed.), An Appreciation of Difference: W.E.H. Stanner and Aboriginal Australia, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, pp. 271-282.
  • Altman, J & Jackson, S 2008, 'Indigenous land and sea management', in D Lindenmayer, S Dovers, M Harriss Olson & S Morton (ed.), Ten commitments: reshaping the lucky country's environment, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, pp. 207-14.
  • Altman, J & Acker, T 2007, 'It's all art, but we still have a 'Fibre Problem': Economic reality, contested value and Aboriginal arts', 716 craft design, vol. 018 March, p. 5.
  • Altman, J 2007, 'Ad hoc and bad land tenure reform and the national emergency', Balance, vol. 4/2007, pp. 33-34.
  • Altman, J 2007, 'Art Business: The Indigenous Visual Arts Infrastructure', in H. Perkins and M. West (ed.), One Sun, One Moon: Aboriginal Art in Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 43-49.
  • Altman, J 2007, 'Aboriginal economic development', in Brian Galligan and Winsome Roberts (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, pp. 3-4pp.
  • Altman, J 2007, 'Is this assistance to vulnerable Australians', Impact, vol. Winter, pp. 10-11.
  • Altman, J 2007, 'Alleviating poverty in remote Indigenous Australia: The role of the hybrid economy', Development Bulletin (Canberra), vol. 72, no. March, pp. 47-51.
  • Altman, J 2007, 'In the name of the market?', in J. Altman and M. Hinkson (ed.), Coercive Reconciliation: Stabilise, Normalise, Exit Aboriginal Australia, Arena Printing and Publishing Pty Ltd, Melbourne, pp. 307-321.
  • Koenig, J, Altman, J, Griffiths, A et al 2007, '20 years of Aboriginal woodcarving in Arnhem Land, Australia: using art sales records to examine the changing dynamics of sculpture production', Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, vol. 17, pp. 43-60.
  • Altman, J & Hinkson, M, eds, 2007, Coercive Reconciliation: Stabilise, Normalise, Exit Aboriginal Australia, Arena Printing and Publishing Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
  • Altman, J & Hinkson, M 2007, 'Mobility and modernity in Arnhem Land: The social universe of Kuninjku trucks.', Journal of Material Culture, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 181-203.
  • Altman, J 2007, Neo-paternalism and the destruction of CDEP, Arena Magazine.
  • Altman, J 2007, Will the NT intervention now unravel?, Arena Magazine.
  • Altman, J, Buchanan, G & Biddle, N 2006, 'Measuring the real indigenous economy in remote Australia using NATSISS 2002', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 17-31.
  • Gray, M & Altman, J 2006, 'The economic value of harvesting wild resources to the Indigenous community of the Wallis Lake Catchment, NSW', Family Matters, vol. 75, pp. 10-19.
  • Altman, J 2006, 'Inconvenient facts: Denigrating Aboriginal outstations as cultural museums ignores the facts', Arena Magazine, vol. April-May, no. 82, pp. 9-10.
  • Altman, J & Taylor, J 2006, 'Statistical needs in Indigenous affairs: The role of the 2002 NATSISS', Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes: Assessing Recent Evidence, ed. B.H. Hunter, ANU ePress, Canberra, pp. 11-21.
  • Altman, J 2006, 'Curatorial preface', in Jon Altman (ed.), From Mumeka to Milmilngkan: Innovation in Kurulk Art, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 9-11.
  • Altman, J, Buchanan, G & Biddle, N 2006, 'The real 'real' economy in remote Australia', Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes: Assessing Recent Evidence, ed. B.H. Hunter, ANU ePress, Canberra, pp. 139-152.
  • Altman, J 2006, 'The future of Indigenous Australia', Arena Magazine, vol. August-September, no. 84, pp. 8-10.
  • Altman, J 2006, 'Enhancing economic independence', Journal of Indigenous Policy, vol. na, no. 5, pp. 48?53.
  • Altman, J 2006, 'Land tenure, land management and Indigenous economic development', in R. Hill, K. Golson, P. Lowe, M. Mann, S. Hayes and J. Blackwood (ed.), Kimberley Appropriate Economies Roundtable Forum Proceedings, Australian Conservation Foundation, Cairns, pp. 124-6.
  • Altman, J 2006, 'The invention of Kurulk art', in Jon Altman (ed.), From Mumeka to Milmilngkan: Innovation in Kurulk Art, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 16-33.
  • Altman, J, ed., 2006, From Mumeka to Milmilngkan: Innovation in Kurulk Art, Australian National University, Canberra.
  • Altman, J & Hunter, B 2006, 'Influencing Indigenous policy making with statistics', Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes: Assessing Recent Evidence, ed. B.H. Hunter, ANU ePress, Canberra, pp. 311-319.
  • Altman, J 2006, In search of an outstations policy for Indigenous Australians, Community Governance Newsletter, 2 (2).
  • Altman, J 2006, Outstations: in or out?, Partyline: Newsletter of National Rural Health Alliance.
  • Altman, J & Gray, M 2005, 'The CDEP scheme: A flexible and innovative employment and community development program for Indigenous Australians', Transitions and Risk: New Directions in Social Policy, ed. M. Considine, B. Howe and L. Rosewarne, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, pp. 2-19.
  • Altman, J 2005, 'From Mumeka to Basel: John Mawurndjuls artistic odyssey', in C. Kaufmann (ed.), Rarrk - John Mawurndjul: Journey Through Time in Northern Australia, Verlag und Druckerei Schwabe AG, Basel, pp. 30-41.
  • Altman, J & Rowse, T 2005, 'Indigenous Affairs', in Peter Saunders and James Walter (ed.), Ideas and Influence: Social Science and Public Policy in Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 159-177.
  • Altman, J 2005, 'Development options on Aboriginal land: sustainable indigenous hybrid economies in the twenty-first century', in Luke Taylor, Greme K. Ward, Graham Henderson, Richard Davis & Lynley A. Wallis (ed.), The Power of Knowledge: the resonance of tradition, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra Australia, pp. 34-48.
  • Altman, J & Hunter, B 2005, 'Economic life', in Bill Arthur & Frances Morphy (ed.), Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia, Pan Macmillan Publishers Australia, Sydney, Australia, pp. 182?193.
  • Altman, J & Palmer, K 2005, 'Land ownership and land use', in Bill Arthur & Frances Morphy (ed.), Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia, Pan Macmillan Publishers Australia, Sydney, Australia, pp. 142-155.
  • Altman, J 2005, 'Bringing it all together: Key implications for research and policy', in Tess Lea and Bill Wilson (ed.), The State of the North: a selection of papers from the 2003 Charles Darwin Symposia, Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, pp. 125-130.
  • Altman, J, Biddle, N & Hunter, B 2005, 'A historical perspective on Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes in Australia, 1971-2001', Australian Economic History Review, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 273-95.
  • Altman, J & Gray, M 2005, 'The economic and social impacts of the CDEP scheme in remote Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 399?410.
  • Altman, J & Cochrane, M 2005, 'Sustainable development in the indigenous-owned savanna: Innovative institutional design for cooperative wildlife management', Wildlife Research, vol. 32, pp. 473-80.
  • Altman, J 2005, 'Enhancing economic independence', National Reconciliation Planning Workshop, Reconciliation Australia, Canberra, pp. 34-37.
  • Altman, J 2005, 'Economic futures on Aboriginal land in remote and very remote Australia: Hybrid economies and joint ventures', Aborigines, Culture and Economy: The Past, Present, and Future of Rural and Remote Indigenous Lives, ed. D. Austin-Broos and G. Macdonald, University of Sydney Press, Sydney Australia, pp. 121-134.
  • Altman, J & Dillon, M 2005, 'Commercial development and natural resource management on the Indigenous estate: A profit-related investment proposal', Economic Papers, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 249-262.
  • Koenig, J, Altman, J & Griffiths, A 2005, 'Too many trees!: Aboriginal woodcarvers in Australia', in A. Cunningham, B. Belcher and B. Campbell (ed.), Carving Out a Future: Forests, Livelihoods and the International Woodcarving Trade, Earthscan Publications Ltd, London, pp. 135-146.
  • Altman, J & Biddle, N 2005, 'Conceptual overview: Economic and social development in Indigenous Australia', Microcredit: More than Just Small Change, ed. K. Landvogt, Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services, Melbourne, pp. 50-7.
  • Altman, J 2004, 'Practical reconciliation and the new mainstreaming: Will it make a difference to Indigenous Australians?', Dialogue (Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia), vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 35-46.
  • Altman, J 2004, 'Brokering Kuninjku art: Artists, institutions and the market', in Hetti Perkins and Theresa Willsteed (ed.), Crossing Country: The Alchemy of Western Arnhem Land Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 173-87.
  • Altman, J 2004, 'Indigenous affairs at a crossroads', Australian Journal of Anthropology, The, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 306-8.
  • Altman, J 2004, 'Indigenous interests and water property rights', Dialogue (Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia), vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 29-34.
  • Altman, J 2004, 'The establishment of a corpus on Indigenous economic policy research: Lessons for Indigenous health economics research', Economics and Indigenous Australian Health, ed. Michael Otim, Ian Anderson, Ian Scott, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, pp. 174-86.
  • Altman, J 2004, 'Economic development and Indigenous Australia: Contestations over property, institutions and ideology', Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 513-34.
  • Altman, J 2004, 'Anchor Kulunba: The artist at work, Photographic essay', in Hetti Perkins and Theresa Willsteed (ed.), Crossing Country: The Alchemy of Western Arnhem Land Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 156-159.
  • Altman, J 2003, 'The social and economic context of Indigenous health', in Neil Thomson (ed.), The Health of Indigenous Australians, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 25-43.
  • Altman, J 2003, 'People on country, healthy landscapes and sustainable Indigenous economic futures: The Arnhem Land case', Australian Review of Public Affairs, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 65-82.
  • Altman, J & Hunter, B 2003, 'Evaluating Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes in the Reconciliation decade', Economic Papers, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 1-15.
  • Altman, J, Griffiths, A & Whitehead, P 2003, 'Invasion of the rubbish frogs', Nature Australia, vol. Spring, pp. 44-51.
  • Altman, J & Finlayson, J 2003, 'Aborigines, tourism, and sustainable development', Journal of Tourism Studies, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 78-91.
  • Altman, J, McDonnell, S & Ward, S 2002, 'A review of the literature', in Jon Altman and Sally Ward (ed.), Competition and Consumer Issues for Indigenous Australians, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Canberra, pp. 6-24.
  • Altman, J, Hunter, B & Ward, S 2002, 'Conclusion', in Jon Altman and Sally Ward (ed.), Competition and Consumer Issues for Indigenous Australians, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Canberra, pp. 102-107.
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  • Altman, J, Hunter, B, Ward, S et al 2002, 'The Indigenous visual arts industry', in Jon Altman and Sally Ward (ed.), Competition and Consumer Issues for Indigenous Australians, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Canberra, pp. 64?101.
  • Altman, J 2002, 'The political economy of a Treaty: Opportunities and challenges for enhancing economic development for Indigenous Australians', Australian Review of Public Affairs, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 65-81.
  • Altman, J 2002, 'John Mawurndjul', in Anna Gray (ed.), Australian Art in the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, pp. p. 416.
  • Altman, J 2002, 'Partnering sustainable regional development: Indigenous community organisations and miners', Australian Chief Executive, vol. July 2002, pp. p. 46.
  • Altman, J & Campbell, J 2002, 'Foreword', in Rowse (ed.), Indigenous Futures: Choice and Development for Aboriginal and Islander Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. vii-xii.
  • Altman, J 2002, 'Indigenous hunter-gatherers in the 21st Century: Beyond the limits of universalism in Australian social policy?', Competing Visions National Social Policy Conference, ed. T. Eardley and B. Bradbury, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, pp. 35-44.
  • Altman, J & Ward, S 2002, 'Introduction', in Jon Altman and Sally Ward (ed.), Competition and Consumer Issues for Indigenous Australians, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Canberra, pp. 1-5.
  • Altman, J 2001, 'Eastern Kuninjku grow up an art collector', in Frances Morphy (ed.), Outside In: Research Engagements with Arnhem Land Art, Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, pp. 6-13.
  • Altman, J 2001, 'Indigenous Work-for-the-Dole and mutual obligation: Prospects for employment generation in remote Australia', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 89-98.
  • Altman, J 2001, 'Mutual obligation, the CDEP scheme, and development: Prospects in remote Australia', The Indigenous Welfare Economy and the CDEP Scheme: Autonomy, Dependence, Self Determination and Mutual Obligation, ed. F. Morphy and W. Sanders, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 125-134.
  • Altman, J 2001, Aboriginal economy and social process: The Indigenous hybrid economy and its sustainable development potential, pp. 38-39pp.
  • Altman, J 2001, 'Economic development of the Indigenous economy and the potential leverage of native title', Native Title Representatives Bodies Legal Conference, ed. B. Keon-Cohen, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, pp. 105-115.
  • Altman, J 2001, 'Guest Editors note', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 63-64.
  • Altman, J 2001, 'Can quality independent research in Indigenous affairs be influential, or not? Personal reflections on the Reeves Land Rights Inquiry and its aftermath', Australian Aboriginal Studies, vol. 2001, no. 2, pp. 12-17.
  • Altman, J 2001, 'The economic status of Indigenous Australians', in James Jupp (ed.), The Australian People: An encyclopedia of the nation, its people and their origins, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne Australia, pp. 135-141pp.
  • Altman, J & Pollack, D 2001, 'The Indigenous Land Corporation: An analysis of its performance five years on', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 67-79.
  • Cochrane, s & Altman, J, eds, 2001, Aboriginal Art Collections, Craftsman House, St Leonards, nsw.
  • Altman, J 2001, Overcoming indigenous poverty, CEDA Bulletin, pp. 56-60.
  • Altman, J, Gray, M & Sanders, W 2000, 'Working for welfare: What difference does it make', The Australian Economic Review, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 355-362.
  • Caruana, W, Altman, J & Benjamin, R 2000, 'Reception and Recognition of Aboriginal Art', in Kleinert, S.; Neale, M. (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 454-470.
  • Altman, J 1999, 'Anthropology and indigenous public policy: one view from academia', Anthropological Forum, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 75-82.
  • Altman, J & Hinkson, M 1999, 'Auctioning Aboriginal art - comment on the Sothebys and Deutscher-Menzies auctions', Australian Indigenous Art News, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 17-18.
  • Altman, J 1999, 'The proposed restructure of the financial framework of the Land Rights Act: a critique of Reeves', Evaluating the Reeves Report: Cross-Disciplinary Persperctives, ed. J.C. Altman, F. Morphy and T. Rowse, Australian National University, tba, pp. 109-121.