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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 black jacket stands in a room with other people. On her right side is a sign with logos and words including IPS Indigenous Professional Services.
6 Dec 2017

The team at Indigenous Professional Services (IPS) provides advice to businesses of all sizes across Australia.

Indigenous woman with dark hair and white shirt with thin navy stripes smiling at Darwin Indigenous Trade Fair.
27 Oct 2017

The remote eco-retreat at Banu Banu in East Arnhem Land was one of the many businesses connecting with buyers in Darwin.

Graphic tile: Heading Indigenous Procurement Policy – 2-Year Performance Snapshot. Text: The Indigenous Procurement Policy Supports Indigenous economic development. 4,880 contracts. 956 Indigenous businesses, total value around $594 million.
29 Sep 2017

The IPP makes it easier for Australian Government agencies to work with Indigenous businesses.