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It’s the economy, stupid: economic participation only way to Close the Gap

Indigenous policy needs to get back to these fundamentals, with a focus on school attendance, jobs and creating the environment for Indigenous business creation — especially in remote and regional Indigenous communities, argues Warren Mundine in this analysis report.

Back to basics: a new model for business creation in remote Indigenous communities

This paper calls for an overhaul of the current approach to Indigenous economic participation through business creation. It outlines a practical model for remote Indigenous communities that harnesses the fundamental principle of supply and demand, and what the authors identify as the three foundations of...

Joining the real economy: a quantitative mapping of the economic potential of remote Indigenous communities

The disadvantage of remote Indigenous communities is well understood. However, governments are yet to develop an effective solution for resolving this situation. Utilising the latest ABS Census data and other key datasets, this paper quantitatively demonstrates that it is possible for remote communities to be...