It has to stop. At the source

The UN says the world can’t afford to pay the price of violence against women. If ever this were true, it’s in Indigenous communities. They can’t afford this. Nor can Australia. [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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Out of sight, out of mind, out of control

Yaabubiin presents Jacinta Price, Muriel Bamblett AM, Antoinette Braybrook and Suzanne Ingram in a panel discussion on family violence in Indigenous families and communities moderated by ABC Radio’s Lindy Kerin. [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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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.

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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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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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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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