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Recent news and opinion pieces  from Australia and the world on economic development, Indigenous commerce, poverty alleviation, education and more

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Third Roundtable Discussion – Indigenous Communities and Openness

This week the Chamber hosted its third Roundtable Discussion on the topic of Indigenous Communities and Openness.

baniyala11Many thanks to the Roundtable participants –  Parry Agius,  Wayne Bergmann, Martin Blake, Glenn Brennan, Noel Bridge, Brian Butler, Josephine Cashman, Arabella Douglas, Christa Gordon, Catherine Hunter, Terri Janke, Adam Linforth, Jack Manning Bancroft, Jacqui Marion, Chris Marshall, Anthony Watson and Nareen Young – and to our Chamber directors in attendance – Nyunggai Warren Mundine, Sheila McGregor and Elizabeth Henderson.

Many thanks also to our Event Partner KPMG.

 

The Chamber will be hosting a series of Roundtable Discussions on the four principles outlined in Nyunggai Warren Mundine’s speech at the Garma Festival this year – Governance, Land Ownership, Social Stability and Openness. The Roundtable Discussions bring together people from a broad range of expertise, experiences and opinion to discuss the ideas in the speech with open, robust & constructive discussion and also to  bring people together who are actively engaged in working on these issues.

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Myths and mythbusting

We need to stop being defensive about funding and start working with government to implement real change; stop being fixated on programs and start focussing on results in education, jobs, commercial activity & economic development. [Read more…]

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Indigenous Advisory Council to take a fresh look

Indigenous people feel the frustrations of a lack of progress more than anyone. Now is the time for us have our say on what isn’t working and on how services should operate so they deliver real outcomes.  We hold the key to what needs to be done and how to do it. [Read more…]

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