Indigenous Employment and Skills Strategies in Australia

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Innovative ways of working with Indigenous Australians are needed to improve their employment prospects, especially as many work in jobs that are most likely to be impacted by digitalisation and automation in the future. This report considers both quantitative and qualitative data regarding employment, skills, and entrepreneurship opportunities for Indigenous Australians. A number of case studies were undertaken with employment and training providers in the cities of Sydney and Perth to gain insights into the delivery of employment and skills programmes targeted to Indigenous Australians. The report highlights critical success factors to better link Indigenous Australians to high quality jobs while also providing recommendations regarding future employment and skills programming.



Fostering Indigenous job creation in urban areas

A large share of Indigenous Australians live in cities, which provide a range of key government services. This chapter highlights the role that local governments can play in involving Indigenous Australians in local decision-making to encourage employment with a special focus on the cities of Sydney, New South Wales and Perth, Wester Australia. The chapter also highlights entrepreneurship as a specific policy lever within cities that can be used to improve the overall well-being and income prospects of urban Indigenous Australians.


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