Media Coverage

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For media on the design phase of our reforms in 2013-15, see below:-


Plea to drive indigenous business from Richie Ahmat

17 Jun 2015 12:00 AM - Publication: The Australian - Michael McKenna

Aboriginal leaders are calling for a new wave of land rights reform to boost economic development in indigenous communities and build on the native title legislation they say has been undermined by bureaucracy.

In the opening address to t...

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Remote communities offered hope by Colin Barnett’s road map

9 May 2015 12:00 AM - Publication: The Australian - Noel Pearson

The recent ructions over the closure of remote communities in Western Australia left me yearning for the counsel of the late ­development economist Helen Hughes. The professor and development economist was a great friend of the remote communiti...

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Which Australia?

3 May 2015 10:30 AM - Ideas at the House - Professor Marcia Langton in conversation

'My singular idea for solving the most long standing political problem in Australia, and that is the relationship between Indigenous people and the nation, is what a very large number of Aboriginal leaders are calling Empowered Communities.'

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Indigenous leaders take 'empowered communities' overhaul to the people

1 Apr 2015 6:45 PM - Publication: The Guardian Australia - Calla Wahlquist

The proposed strategy, which would return control of funding and services to Indigenous communities, now needs to gain popular support.

Supporters of a landmark report that recommends a radical overhaul of Indigenous policy have begun try...

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More bang needed for the indigenous buck says Noel Pearson

31 Mar 2015 12:15 AM - Publication: The Australian - Gina Rushton

A body akin to the Productivity Commission should act as an “objective umpire” to ensure relationships between the federal government and Aboriginal communities were “empowering to the indigenous side”, says Cape York leader Noel Pearson.

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