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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

24 Jun 2016

Nearly 40 years after lodging their claim over the Kenbi area near Darwin, the Traditional Owners have finally had their land officially handed back to them.

21 Jun 2016

The exhibition of the 2016 Working on Country Photography Competition launched today at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The winning photograph, by the Djelk Ranger group from Maningrida in central Arnhem Land, shows Traditional Owner Leila Nimbadja sharing conservation knowledge with the Djelk Women Rangers.

17 Jun 2016

The First Australians Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI) is running Indigenous Procurement Policy training sessions for Indigenous businesses until the end of June.