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Remote Australia Strategies

Governments are working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to address the disproportionate disadvantage in remote Australia by investing in tailored, local solutions that address community needs.

To make this happen, governments and communities are working together to:

  • ensure community needs and priorities are being addressed
  • support economic development and employment opportunities
  • invest in critical infrastructure
  • promote home ownership and use of standard tenancy agreements.

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to come up with their own solutions to suit their particular communities is essential to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in remote Australia.

Recent stories

The Hon. Warren Entsch MP with community members, Vanessa Cannon holding baby Yuneisia and Kim Missionary holding baby Ella.
19 Apr 2016

Yalanji artists will have a more comfortable and efficient workspace, thanks to a major refurbishment of Yalanji Art Centre in Mossman Gorge.

Beswick artists Peter Lindsay and Bruce Hall in front of a mural they created for Beswick’s new store
17 Dec 2015

The new community store at Beswick, Northern Territory has created local jobs, including for artists who painted a mural on the store.  

Three Aboriginal men dressed in orange work clothing and standing on red dusty soil next to a building prepare timber for use in construction.
10 Sep 2015

A new community store for Jilkminggan means both local jobs and a wider range of healthy goods for sale.

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Many different organisations and government agencies are working with communities to achieve real results in remote Australia. Visit the websites below to find out more: