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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

Indigenous woman in white top and black jacket with non-Indigenous man dressed in suit and tie stand in front of wall covered with blue, white and green Indigenous designs
24 Mar 2017

When Kristy Stanton became AccorHotels’ first Indigenous General Manager, her appointment marked a milestone for the company’s Employment Parity Initiative, which reached over 500 employees nationally at the end of 2016.

Two Aboriginal men standing outside in front of a table with pot plants and fruit. In the background there are trees and cars.
16 Mar 2017

Leif Marranya and Stewart Martin from Daly River showcased their woodworking skills at Ironbark’s Community Development Programme Showcase and Christmas Market in Darwin last December.

Two young Indigenous women wearing orange backpacks and dressed in Batchelor Institute shirts stand in front of a blue table topped with papers and pamphlets set up in a stall displaying the words: indigenous.gov.au #ShareUrStory.
20 Feb 2017

Over 300 community members and visitors attended a very successful career expo in the Northern Territory community of Yuendumu where they received information on many different career and employment opportunities.