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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

A large truck belonging to TEABBA Media is covered with Indigenous dot patterns.
16 Feb 2017

The Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association (TEABBA) has purchased a new multi-purpose vehicle to better help Northern Territory remote communities. This was made possible through a grant from the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA).

Indigenous man in blue shirt and jeans with Indigenous women in black top and white striped black skirt standing in front of MEP office.
15 Feb 2017

As a young Indigenous employment organisation, Miwatj Employment and Participation (MEP) in far North East Arnhem Land  is committed to its staff development and has capitalised on the opportunity for skills transfer from the Jarwun secondment program.

Four women rangers standing next to large green and white banner which says, happy recycling day.
6 Feb 2017

The Thamarrurr Women’s Ranger team, working with the community of Wadeye in the Northern Territory, have removed rubbish from their land and coastline and earned cash through recycling in the process.