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This report undertakes research into Indigenous business development and provides evidence to support the work of the Empowered Communities group. The report suggests relevant factors are much the same as for any other businesses: human capital, access to capital and markets, infrastructure, location and an...
More than 60% of minerals operations in Australia have neighbouring Indigenous communities. The MCA’s vision is a thriving minerals industry working in partnership with Indigenous communities for the present and future development of mineral resources and the establishment of vibrant, diversified and sustainable regional economies...
This paper analyses the Indigenous ecological knowledge and western science underpinning the northern long-necked turtle and fledgling tarantula spider industries that are established in central Arnhem Land. The paper examines the transmission of knowledge through education and training as a means of developing employment pathways...
This report argues that learning through Indigenous business is most effective where learning is tied to earning; the content is customised; it is carried out in parallel to real work; and is put into practice through employment in commercial business.
This paper summarises some of the evidence given to Inquiry into Indigenous Business commencd by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs in 1997.
In the late 1980s, the Government introduced the Aboriginal Employment Development Policy (AEDP), which aimed to reduce the differences in socioeconomic status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and to reduce Indigenous welfare dependency (Commonwealth of Australia 1987). As one arguable aim of the policy is...