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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

The welfare poverty net

Poverty comes in different forms and degrees. But the solutions to poverty, of any kind, are the same – education and employment. [Read more…]

Strong families needed for sustainable communities

Family is the core of safe and sustainable communities. Get families back on track and communities will follow. [Read more…]