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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Get the rules right

The Indigenous Advancement Policy needs critical refinements. The new government must move away from the mission manager mentality and fully embrace a genuine commercial framework. [Read more…]

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Indigenous education critical for northern development

Indigenous Australians should be the first port of call to meet the demand for labour in Northern Australia  [Read more…]

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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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Indigenous Chamber’s visit to Yilpara (Baniyala)

Yilpara (Baniyala) is an Aboriginal homeland community in North East Arnhem Land working to become a thriving, self-sufficient and sustainable community with a real economy. [Read more…]

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Warren Mundine’s speech to the Garma Festival 2013

Warren Mundine delivers a landmark speech to the 2013 Garma Festival in North East Arnhem Land.

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Communities can take the initiative

Indigenous communities don’t need to wait for government to devolve responsibility to them. In many cases they can just take it. We also need  to correctly identify who the community is and who speaks for them. This doesn’t always happen.

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Indigenous Chamber welcomes High Court decision on alcohol management plans

The Indigenous Chamber welcomes this week’s High Court decision upholding alcohol management plans in Indigneous communities. Communities will never have economic development unless the necessary conditions for investment exist.

These include a capable & ready workforce and good governance. If a community is dysfunctional because of alcohol then no one will want to do business there
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