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…]

Please follow and like us:

Imagine…

Politicians, bureaucrats, teachers, unionists, Indigenous leaders and parents should all be committed to ensuring Indigenous children attend school every day. They’re not. End the excuses and resistance or forget about closing the gap. [Read more…]

Please follow and like us:

Closing the Gap at the crossroads

To make meaningful progress in closing the gap, it will mean taking a radical change from past approaches. Here are five disruptive ideas. [Read more…]

Please follow and like us:

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…]

Please follow and like us:

Get the priorities right

There’s a complete disconnect between the national public dialogue on Indigenous affairs and the priorities of most Indigenous Australians. [Read more…]

Please follow and like us:

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…]

Please follow and like us:

Deal with crime and the rest will follow

Incarceration rates are a symptom of more fundamental problems. Focus on these and the rest will follow. [Read more…]

Please follow and like us:

If you care about poverty, support welfare to work

No government, organisation or person who claims to care about inequality can stand by and accept people languishing in poverty and disadvantage. And that’s what welfare dependence is. [Read more…]

Please follow and like us:

We must stand up against Indigenous family violence

Four Corners’ expose on Don Dale Detention Centre triggered national outcry. Systemic violence against Indigenous women barely rates a mention.

[Read more…]

Please follow and like us:

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…]

Please follow and like us: