First Peoples economic participation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Aboriginal Australians economic participation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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

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.
Policy

Aboriginal Procurement Policy

The NSW Government's Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP) provides a significant opportunity to increase Aboriginal skills and economic participation.
Report

Report of the South Australian Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement

This report outlines the activities of the South Australian Office for the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement, and highlights the ongoing exclusion and inequalities experienced by Aboriginal people in South Australia.