First Peoples economic participation

Aboriginal Australians economic participation


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.

Aboriginal Procurement Policy

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

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.

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2020

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It provides comprehensive data across a range of outcome areas, along with supporting material on the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the structural and systemic barriers that need to...
Draft report

Corporations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (CATSI) Act Review

This Corporations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (CATSI) Act Draft Review proposes changes to ensure the Act operates as a modern incorporation statute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations and their members.

‘Tokenised, silenced’: new research reveals Indigenous public servants’ experiences of racism

This article looks at Prime Minister Morrison's recent plan to boost the number of Indigenous Australians in the top ranks of the Australian Public Service.

Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce strategy 2020–24

This strategy provides an important framework to increase Indigenous employment outcomes across the Commonwealth public sector.

National Indigenous reform agreement (Closing the Gap)

This National Indigenous Reform Agreement has been established to frame the task of Closing the Gap in Indigenous disadvantage. It sets out the objectives, outcomes, outputs, performance indicators and performance benchmarks agreed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation targets in intergovernmental agreements

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the administration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation targets in intergovernmental funding agreements in achieving policy objectives.
Policy report

Indigenous Australians and the COVID-19 crisis: perspectives on public policy

This resource is a compilation of eight short papers that have been written during the rapid escalation of the Australian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Submission to Infrastructure Victoria: Infrastructure priorities for the regions

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) is calling for significant investment in Victorian based Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations’ (ACCOs) infrastructure to meet the service needs of the Aboriginal population of Victoria.

First Nations Media Australia submission to the Inquiry into pathways and participation opportunities for Indigenous Australians in employment and business

This submission provides an overview of existing employment opportunities and career development pathways available within the dedicated First Nations media industry.
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Northern Australia Indigenous Development Accord

The Northern Australia Indigenous Development Accord is an intergovernmental agreement focused on progressing Indigenous economic development in northern Australia.

Third year evaluation of the Indigenous Procurement Policy

The final report of the independent, third-year evaluation of the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP), completed by Deloitte Consulting, confirms the policy's success in increasing the rate of government purchasing from Indigenous businesses. The evaluation also identifies opportunities to improve the policy and its implementation.
Discussion paper

A path forward: developing the Western Australian government’s Aboriginal empowerment strategy - discussion paper

The Western Australian Government is developing a strategy to guide how it works with Aboriginal people towards better social, economic, health and cultural outcomes. This discussion paper has been developed in collaboration with the WA Aboriginal Advisory Council and a range of Aboriginal organisations.

Aboriginal Procurement Policy: first year performance report 1 July 2018- 30 June 2019

The Aboriginal Procurement Policy commenced on 1 July 2018 and mandates progressive targets for the award of contracts to Aboriginal businesses. The data contained within this report relates to contract award information extracted from Tenders WA (unless otherwise specified) for the period of 1 July...

Response to the NIAA Indigenous Tourism Fund discussion paper

The Australia Council's response to the National Indigenous Arts Awards (NIAA) discussion paper
Working paper

Factors associated with prime-age Indigenous labour force participation

The labour force participation of prime-age people is of particular economic and policy importance. This study advances previous research into the labour force participation of prime-age Indigenous people in several ways.

OCHRE review report

OCHRE commits the NSW government to ‘work with Aboriginal communities, policy practitioners and service providers to advance the dialogue in NSW about trauma and healing and to begin developing responses informed by evidence of good practice’. This special report to the NSW Parliament comprehensively details...

Creative Barkly: sustaining the arts and creative sector in remote Australia

The Creative Barkly project worked closely with partners Barkly Regional Arts (BRA) and Regional Development Australia, Northern Territory (RDANT) to address a pressing need for evidence-based research that examines how this sector is currently functioning in very remote Australia and where its growth potential lies.