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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

An Indigenous woman stands facing the camera with a dead feral cat slung around her neck
12 Sep 2016

Senior Western Desert traditional owner Nolia Napangarti-Ward is an expert in feral animal management and a source of advice for scientists and governments as she continues to care for her country around the remote community of Kiwirrkurra, Western Australia.

Three men sit on the fence at El Questro Station in the Kimberley
15 Aug 2016

East Kimberley Job Pathways are running an industry skills programme training Indigenous people to be stockmen in the large pastoral industry in the Kimberley.

29 Jul 2016

The inaugural three day Ninu Festival held in Kiwirrkurra, Western Australia, brought together Indigenous rangers, scientists, conservation organisations and government representatives to discuss all things bilbies.