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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Welfare is state sponsored disadvantage

Everyone who depends on welfare is living in poverty. Poverty isn’t alleviated by giving people money. Poverty is alleviated by people making money; by economic development driven by jobs, education and innovation.

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Social breakdown is the root cause of Don Dale abuse

If governments want fewer Don Dales, then take a tougher stand on school attendance, welfare to work and enabling real economies in Indigenous communities where enterprise can grow. [Read more…]

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Double standards

Beware the intellectual trap that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and communities are somehow different from everybody else and the normal rules and expectations don’t apply. [Read more…]

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Indigenous Accountants crucial for Indigenous futures

To build prosperity from the assets we’ve fought hard to obtain, our communities need people with financial expertise, who know how to manage, sustain and build wealth. We need accountants just as much as lawyers and doctors, if not more. [Read more…]

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Closing the Gap – It’s the economy, stupid

We need an economic strategy for Indigenous people built around an educated workforce, employment in real jobs & small business entrepreneurialism. Not around welfare & government dependency. [Read more…]

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Culture and modernity: Learnings from Korea

South Korea celebrates Korean culture side by side with modernity and has acculturated Western norms into its own. Colonised peoples, too, can modernise and adapt. Our cultures, too, can embrace the best of both worlds. [Read more…]

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Flesh and Blood: Prosperity in a post-colonial world

If colonised peoples don’t participate in the modern economy; if we don’t take the best of what the world has to offer and make it part of our own way of doing things, we risk our survival as peoples.
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Privately owned, profit making enterprises the key to economic development

Indigenous procurement parity can spearhead a move from not-for profit, centrally controlled economies to individually owned, for-profit ventures. [Read more…]

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Strong Spirits – safe communities and economic development

Bess Price speaks on family violence, safe communities and making better economic use of Indigenous lands.

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