The real colonial oppressors are the activists, supported by European & American funders, who have all the privileges of the modern world but would deny Indigenous people using their land as an economic asset. [Read more…]
The reason too many Indigenous people live in poverty is because too many Indigenous people don’t participate in the real economy.
Indigenous people and the minerals industry actually want the same thing. We can sharpen our engagement model to achieve it. [Read more…]
Independent schools have a lot to be proud of and can use their voice and influence to deliver better outcomes for Indigenous Australians and for Australia as a whole. [Read more…]
The questions and answers on the future workforce and economic development are the same for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. It’s not CSR. It’s business. [Read more…]
The critical question isn’t how to create more job opportunities for Indigenous people but how they take up the opportunities already there. [Read more…]
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…]
Home ownership is a key part of personal wealth accumulation. There are considerable barriers to home ownership on remote Indigenous lands. Legal and title constraints are only the beginning. [Read more…]
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.
There’s never been a better time to be a young Indigenous Australian. This is the message we should impart to our youth, one of positivity and hope. And Indigenous leaders should model that message in our own conduct and language. [Read more…]