Forge a new path

Government attempts at Indigenous economic development are bogged down in a government dependency mindset. It’s time to forge a new path based on economic participation.   [Read more…]

Only economic prosperity will close the health gap

The reason too many Indigenous people live in poverty is because too many Indigenous people don’t participate in the real economy.
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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…]