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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

22 Jul 2016

A forum for Indigenous Rangers and their partner agencies recently held in East Arnhem Land highlighted how important sharing ideas, knowledge and stories are for Caring for Country.

James Taylor smiles at the camera
15 Jul 2016

The Evergreen Program. Managed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people like James Taylor an opportunity to gain a rewarding career in the Australian public service.

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13 Jul 2016

ASIC has released a new series of videos designed to help Indigenous people with key money decisions. They encourage people to take time to think things over and walk away from high-pressure sales situations. 

The new videos focus on three topics: