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…]

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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…]

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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.

 

 

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Improving Indigenous employment in remote Australia

Executive Chairman of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce speaks on the Budget and on employment in remote Australia [Read more…]

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School Every Day

An educated workforce is essential to attracting investment and flow of capital into Indigenous communities. Read more about the Federal Government’s push to get all Indigenous children to school every day [Read more…]

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2014 Closing the Gap Report from the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has released the 2014 Closing the Gap Report – available here. [Read 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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Second Roundtable Discussion – Governance in Indigenous Communities

Last week the Chamber hosted its second Roundtable Discussion on the topic of Governance in Indigenous communities.

Many thanks to the Roundtable participants – Parry Agius, Josephine Cashman, Eddie Cubillo, Shane Duffy, Danny Gilbert AM, Mick Gooda, Sean Gordon, Hema Hariharan, Matilda House, Nolan Hunter, Jeff Jenkins, Errol Neal, Caity McLoughlin , Kirstie Parker, James Rose, Mel Stutsel, Benson Sualo and Brian Wyatt – and to our Chamber directors in attendance – Nyunggai Warren Mundine, Sheila McGregor and Elizabeth Henderson.

Many thanks also to our Event Partners Gilbert + Tobin.

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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Inaugural Roundtable Discussion – Social Stability in Indigenous Communities

The Chamber today hosted its inaugural Roundtable Discussion on the topic of Social Stability in Indigenous communities.

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Many thanks to today’s Roundtable participants – Caroline Aebersold, Rev Bill Crews, Megan Davis, Jeremy Donovan, Marcia Ella-Duncan OAM, Mick Gooda, Sue Gordon AM, Deborah Homewood, Colleen Marion, Justin Mohamed, Phil Naden, Lisa O’Brien, Bess Price, Louise Taylor, Annie Vanderwick and Mark Watt and to our Chamber directors in attendance – Nyunggai Warren Mundine, Sheila McGregor and Elizabeth Henderson.

Many thanks also to our Event Partners Gilbert + Tobin and MAXNetWork.

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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Warren Mundine to deliver landmark speech to 2013 Garma Festival Corporate Dinner.

Hosted by the Yothu Yindi Foundation, Garma Festival is the pre-eminent festival and conference in Australia covering culture,  policy, economic development & business in and for Indigenous communities. [Read more…]

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