Jon Altman is a research professor at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University, Melbourne and an emeritus professor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University. From 1990–2010 Jon was the foundation director of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the ANU. He is a fellow of the academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi. Jon is a director of Karrkad-Kanjdji Limited and Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up and on the editorial board of Arena Magazine. Much of his research focuses on social and environmental justice issues in remote Indigenous Australia and postcolonial alternate development possibilities that should be associated with land rights and native title, issues about which he has published extensively over the past 40 years.