How work for the dole is working

There are misleading, nonsensical and outright false claims regarding the CDP. The government’s reforms are increasing the role of CDP to drive economic participation in remote Indigenous communities.  [Read more…]

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Picking winners? Smothering in red tape

The Commonwealth government should be commended for putting a great framework for Indigenous business in place. The framework will only deliver if funding reaches those it’s intended to help. [Read more…]

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Enough with the excuses

I’ve come to the conclusion people who make excuses don’t want to close the gap. The status of Indigenous people as victims suits their nihilistic narrative. The gap exists because of low economic participation. Governments must unapologetically focus on economic participation through school attendance, jobs and business. [Read more…]

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Indigenous Australians mean business

Business isn’t about abandoning culture. It’s about expanding our cultures. Embracing new things and making them our own. People who say business means assimilation perpetuate the myth of the noble savage. [Read more…]

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Commerce, not charity, will close the gap

Only economic development can lift people out of poverty and disadvantage. The good news is economic opportunities are opening up for Indigenous people like never before. [Read more…]

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