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Richard Florida's theory of the 'creative class', new regionalism's emphasis on regional networks for innovation, and the business literature on the so-called 'new' or 'networked' economy, all point to the important link between creative thinking and economic success for regions. Out of this intellectual climate...
This paper explores some of the factors that appear to be supporting the growth and success of the Central Land Council's multimillion-dollar Aboriginal community development program that operates across Central Australia. The program has driven a major change in the way that...
What mechanisms might provide more resource rights to Indigenous Australians? How effective have treaties with Indigenous people in the Torres Strait and New Zealand been? And what are some of the relevant issues that these two cases raise? In this article, Jon Altman highlights the...
In collaboration with biological scientists at Northern Territory University and Bawinaga Aboriginal Corporation in central Arnhem Land, Jon Altman aims to generate creative ideas about development futures for Aboriginal people living on Aboriginal land. By broadening the notion of economy and development to include the...
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 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...
Insights from the recent two year Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund pilot provide lessons about supporting Indigenous social enterprises to grow.
The Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund (ISEF) was established to support the development of Indigenous social enterprises to scale and become sustainable. A $1 million,...