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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]