Irish Travellers to shed light on
Australia: A Newcastle University Professor says there is much to learn from Europe’s indigenous people when it comes to small business and the economy.
Professor Dennis Foley will spend several months in Ireland learning from the country’s native community, known as the Travellers. He will research similarities between the Irish and Australian indigenous cultures and possible synergies between the two.
“The Travellers are a group that have been misunderstood and poorly researched,” he said. “What I really hope to do is try and clarify some of the disadvantages that they experience, particularly in micro-economic reform and small business.
“And then do comparatives of that to Aboriginal Australia and hopefully I might be able to find something that we may be able to apply here more effectively and more efficiently.”
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