Publications & Speeches

Northern Australia Investment Forum 2017 - Plenary speech

“A new dialogue” at the Northern Australia Investment Forum 2017 – Plenary Speech

Delivered by Peter Yu as the Plenary speech at the invitation only Cairns conference.

Speech written by Howard Pedersen on Peter Yu’s concepts of northern development and Indigenous empowerment.

Speech Northern Australian Investment Forum – Cairns Final – 20 nov 2017

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20 November 2017


Northern Development Australian Conference 2017 - Keynote Address

Northern Development Australia Conference 2017 – Keynote Address

Delivered by Joe Morrison, CEO Northern Land Council.

Speech written by Howard Pedersen based on Peter Yu’s concepts of northern development and Indigenous empowerment.

19 June 2017

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Peter Yu Keynote Address

Keynote address at Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Notre Dame University Australia

Broome Campus

26th August 2016

Nyamba Buru Yawuru CEO – Peter Yu: Speech

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Act of Recognition

Act of Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Parliament House Theatre Foyer

13th February 2013

Professor Patrick Dodson: Speech

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Census: Beyond the Count

ABS Conference Melbourne 3 March 2011

Aboriginal Development – Making Data Work

Peter Yu – CEO Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd Broome

Acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Kulin nation that Melbourne occupies.


As a member of the Australian Statistical Advisory Council, I feel I need to make a confession at the outset. I have a personal aversion to data collected by governments, academics or professional researchers on or about Aboriginal people. And I contend that this aversion is widely shared among Aboriginal people. 

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Thinking for yourself: A conference in honour of Robert Manne

Patrick Dodson

Thinking for yourself: A conference in honour of Robert Manne

La Trobe University, Indigenous Politics and History, 28th February 2013

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Statistics for Community Governance



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Mahatma Gandhi Inaugural Oration

Mahatma Gandhi Inaugural Oration

University of New South Wales

January 30th 2012

Professor Patrick Dodson

When one is given the honour of delivering orations that have been created to honour and recognise great people and their achievements there is bestowed a great responsibility, to not only give just and fair acknowledgement to the work and reputation of the person for whom the oration is named, but to interpret the values, lessons and messages that are the true legacy that people of greatness bequeath to later generations.

So let me begin by acknowledging that I am not an expert on Gandhi or his teachings. There are no doubt many here who are far more familiar with Gandhi’s writings and teachings, and are better placed to give scholarly interpretation to his work.

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New Citizen Document

The New Citizen is a document given to new citizens at the swearing in at Broome Shire.

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Landscape Architecture Australia: Connecting People and place

This issue of Landscape Architecture Australia presents a very different perspective on the practice of landscape architecture.

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