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…]

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Greens ignore Indigenous despair

Atrocities in remote Aboriginal communities aren’t the dark past of history. It’s here and now and a national shame. Politicians should stop making excuses and take action.

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We don’t need Constitutional recognition

Treaties are a grassroots proposal and can be implemented without a referendum. I’m calling time on 10 years of discussion on Constitutional recognition. We don’t need it. [Read more…]

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Activists are the new colonial oppressors

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…]

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Only economic prosperity will close the health gap

The reason too many Indigenous people live in poverty is because too many Indigenous people don’t participate in the real economy.
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Indigenous Australians and the mining industry need each other

Indigenous people and the minerals industry actually want the same thing. We can sharpen our engagement model to achieve it. [Read more…]

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The power of independent schooling

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…]

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Indigenous people and the future minerals industry workforce

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…]

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Creating job opportunities for Indigenous Australians

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…]

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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…]

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