First Peoples economic participation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Aboriginal Australians economic participation


Report

Supporting corporations beyond compliance: advancing ORIC’s governance approach

Indigenous organisations in Australia are regulated by state governments through well-understood and institutionally embedded mechanisms of corporate governance. This research aims to better understand the factors that contribute to Indigenous corporation success ‘beyond compliance’.
Report

Closing the Gap: annual data compilation report July 2022

This second annual data compilation report provides a point-in-time snapshot of data for monitoring progress under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, signed in July 2020.
Report

Solid lines: fostering First Nations access, participation, and representation in the design and commercial art industries in Australia

This report highlights current considerations in enabling First Nations creatives to engage with commercial art and design industries in culturally safe and supported ways. Its purpose is to explore potential pathways to improve the participation and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives within...
Report

Woort Koorliny - Australian Indigenous Employment Index 2022: national report

The goal of the Indigenous Employment Index is to provide an evidence base for 'what works' in creating Indigenous employment parity in a sustainable and meaningful way. In creating the evidence base, the index seeks to quantify the numbers of Indigenous people employed by major...
Policy report

Building genuine trust: a framework and strategy for Indigenous STEM and cyber pathways

The authors of this paper propose that the Australian Defence organisation should enact a wider set of supporting measures—particularly in data and reporting to track professional development—that’s more likely to create more sustainable success that delivers organisational improvements and outcomes for Indigenous staff recruitment and...
Policy report

No more business as usual: the need for participatory Indigenous development policy and skilled practice

This paper explores what is needed to enable First People to genuinely participate and make meaningful decisions about their own development, own the outcomes and take responsibilities with governments and others, where appropriate, for their implementation.
Report

The engagement of traditional owners in the economic development of northern Australia

A key recommendation in this report is that the Australian government should support initiatives to improve innovative use of land tenure systems across northern Australia and to make land management more effective and beneficial for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Report

Renewables offer economic development potential for Indigenous communities

Australia’s electricity and energy industries are transitioning in response to political, policy financial and consumer forces calling for actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and human impacts on climate change. This paper provides context to the renewable opportunity, outlining Indigenous people’s current interactions with renewable...
Report

Doing business together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ inclusion in the Australian co-operative and mutual sector

Framing the challenge of inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities within the co-operative and mutual enterprises (CME) sector in Australia, this report concludes that the sector has a huge opportunity to engage in transmission of the CME business model for the social and...
Strategy

National roadmap for Indigenous skills, jobs and wealth creation

This strategy document outlines a long-term commitment and organising framework to implement actions that will substantially lift economic outcomes for Indigenous Australians, and support their aspirations to thrive in the mainstream economy.
Discussion paper

The first decade of Closing the Gap: what went wrong?

This paper assesses the major reviews and assessments of the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA), the COAG agreement that established the first iteration of Closing the Gap from 2008 to 2019.
Report

Report on Indigenous participation in employment and business

This report notes the great success of the Australian government’s Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP), but suggests that improvements could still be made. These include performance measures that go beyond just the number and value of awarded contracts to include employment outcomes and skills transfers for...
Discussion paper

Remote access: guiding principles for a new livelihood and work program in remote Indigenous Australia

Consultations are beginning around the future of social security payments in remote Australia. This discussion paper assesses what has gone wrong with the existing Community Development Program, and argues that Australia needs to consider a more effective, caring and creative approach to supporting the health...
Strategy

South Australia’s implementation plan for the National Agreement on Closing the Gap

This document sets out South Australia's plan for achieving and addressing the priority reforms and socio-economic targets embedded in the Closing the Gap Agreement to ensure the lives of Aboriginal people in South Australia can improve in all cultural, social and economic aspects.
Report

Closing the Gap: annual data compilation report July 2021

This is the first annual data compilation report to inform the reporting on progress under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.
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...
Report

Strategic plan for funding the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sector

This Strategic Plan has been developed to guide investment decisions and ensure maximum impact of funding provided by Australian Governments to support the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sector.
Strategy

South Australian government Aboriginal Affairs action plan 2021-22

This strategy document focuses on creating opportunities for Aboriginal employment, establishing more Aboriginal-owned and operated businesses and improving the quality and efficiency of service delivery to Aboriginal South Australians.
Guide

Asserting the modern matriarchy

The purpose of this guide is to develop a comprehensive evidentiary foundation to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s cultural responsibilities, leadership aspirations and links to economic empowerment.
Report

Backing black business: greater financial inclusion for Australia’s Indigenous business sector

This report outlines the factors that limit the ability of Indigenous businesses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs to access the financial products and services they need across the business lifecycle, with the objective of contributing to the ongoing discourse around supporting Indigenous businesses.