This is the story of a people…

Israel and the global Jewish diaspora are proof that a nation of people can suffer the worst life can dish up and not only survive, but thrive. [Read more…]

A deal too good to be true

Home ownership is a key part of personal wealth accumulation. There are considerable barriers to home ownership on remote Indigenous lands. Legal and title constraints are only the beginning. [Read more…]

2016 Closing the Gap Report released

2016 Closing the Gap Report released. [Read more…]

Solomons Prime Minister meets with the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

The Chairman of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce visits the Solomon Islands.  [Read more…]

Release of the 7th Closing the Gap Report

Warren Mundine calls for everyone to lift a finger and stop pointing it. [Read more…]

Social Justice Commissioner calls for recognition of traditional nations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, today released the 2014 Social Justice & Native Title Report. [Read more…]

Alyawarr nation welcomes thrust of Forrest Report

Alyawarr people, in central Australia, have welcomed the self-reliance theme within Andrew Forrest’s report into Indigenous training and employment.

Richard Downs, spokesman for Apmer Aharreng-arenykenh Aknganenty, welcomed the recognition within the report of the importance of local decision making and cultural authority to set and enforce norms. He called on the Commonwealth Government to negotiate governance arrangements with the Alyawarr nation around these principles.

“Andrew Forrest’s report has a lot of great points we want to discuss with Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion and Adviser, Warren Mundine. We urge Minister Scullion to listen to Yolungu and Alyawarr leaders.”

Read the full statement here: Alyawarr media release

Alyawarr homeland community Ampilatwatja was the location for John Pilger’s film Utopia.



Perspectives – Haidarr Jones

My dream was to just get a job, and live like every other person, eat like every other person, sleep like every other person. And now I have made it way beyond that. [Read more…]

Worth reading

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.