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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 young man and young woman wearing safety tops and an older man dressed in light shirt and dark trousers stand in front of small white van parked in front of yellow building with dark green roller door. Letters on the car door are A.S.A.P.
22 May 2017

Several long-term unemployed Aboriginal people in Tasmania, after being given full-time work as part of the National Broadband Network, have demonstrated an increase in confidence and self-esteem as well as the ability to engage with others and take responsibility in the work place.

Woman in pale shirt and dark vest standing in front of Indigenous artwork featuring blue, green, black and ochre coloured elements. A man is to her left dressed in pale shirt and dark jumper standing in front of pale, featureless background.
18 May 2017

Indigenous young adults Cassie Moad and Josh Doble have set their feet securely on exciting career paths with Employment Parity Initiative (EPI) Partner, Crown Resorts.

Young Aboriginal woman in red shirt sits in an office with equipment and her colleague in the background. The floor is grey and the walls green in colour.
12 May 2017

Corrina Ross is a young Aboriginal woman from Palm Island in Queensland who was worried she would have to leave home to get a job. But thanks to the Australian Government’s Community Development Programme (CDP), Corrina gained the skills required to get a job to stay on Palm Island and contribute to her community’s future.