Navigating dilemmas of community development: Practitioner reflections on working with Aboriginal communities

Jenny Cameron
Paul Hodge
Amanda Howard
Graeme Stuart

Intrinsically, community development involves navigating dilemmas. These dilemmas have intensified as neoliberal “arts of government” become more widespread and a “results agenda” more entrenched. Recent studies explore how community development practitioners manage the ambiguities of this current context. This article contributes by exploring how practitioners who work with Aboriginal communities in Central and Northern Australia navigate the dilemmas they encounter.