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Jobs, Land and Economy

Having a job helps people build the future they want for their families and their communities.

Getting adults into work and making sure everyone has the opportunity to own your own home, run your own business, and provide for yourself and your families will mean a strong future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To make this happen, government and communities need to work together to:

  • Increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in real jobs
  • Train more people for local jobs in their communities
  • Help more people get jobs as Indigenous rangers
  • Progress land and Native Title claims
  • Negotiate more township leases.

The Government wants to work together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, so you can build your future your way. Different communities will have different priorities and different ways they want to develop and sustain economic independence in their region.

Recent stories

On the left, orange wings on black background with letters IPROWD beneath them all on light and dark blue checked background. On the right, a young boy in red and grey coat stands next to woman in police uniform.
21 Jun 2017

After years of working in retail, single mum Jodie Reynolds from Western Sydney decided to enrol in the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery program. She is now a general duties constable at Maroubra Police Station, Sydney.

Female businesswoman smiling to camera sitting at desk with laptop open
20 Jun 2017

Funding from the Australian Government will support Inspiring Rare Birds to deliver its Entrepreneur Mentorship Program to female business owners with 100 scholarships available.

A young Aboriginal man wearing a suit and tie is speaking at a rostrum.
20 Jun 2017

Barayamal, the only business accelerator program in Australia specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs, is helping young Indigenous entrepreneur Phillip Harris turn his business idea into reality.