Indigenous Leadership and Governance in Australian Universities

  • Andrew Gunstone
    University of South Australia


In this article, I analyse a critical factor confronting Australian higher education—the involvement of Indigenous people in leadership and governance within universities. First, I examine the importance of this key factor in addressing the educational aspirations of Indigenous people at universities. Secondly, I discuss the results of a survey I conducted in 2012 on the approaches of universities towards the participation of Indigenous people in university leadership and governance. I argue that despite the demonstrable importance of this key factor, universities have clearly failed to genuinely address Indigenous leadership and governance. I also compare the results of the 2012 survey with the results obtained from similar previous surveys I conducted in 2000 and 2007.

Published: 2013-01-01
Pages:1 to 11
Section: Articles
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Gunstone, A. (2013). Indigenous Leadership and Governance in Australian Universities. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 6(1), 1-11.