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The Indigenous Estate: Reforming the Architecture

  • Wednesday, 30 September 2020
  • 7pm Sydney | 5pm Perth | 9pm Auckland

Hosted by Warren Mundine, Truth Talking is live streamed to Facebook & YouTube where viewers can join the conversation with real time comments and questions as the panel discusses the important issues.

In this episode…

For over half a century we’ve talked about Indigenous people using land rights as a basis for economic prosperity and participation. Land rights were first won over 4 decades ago. The Mabo decision was nearly 30 years ago.  

Yet Indigenous Australians still live in poverty. Asset rich and dirt poor.

The National Native Title Council recently said the system that holds native title payments in charitable trusts is broken. That it replicates a welfare model. That we need a model that encourages enterprise and job creation. Land Councils hold a vast collection of assets in community-based collectives.

Private home ownership on traditional lands is still a pipe dream.  Policies like the Indigenous Procurement Policy are not working as they should to kickstart private, profit-making businesses in remote and regional Indigenous communities.

It’s time to look at the structures that guard the Indigenous Estate.

  • Are they the right structures to enable economic participation?
  • Is there too much bureaucracy and black tape?
  • Why are Indigenous assets tied up in community, not-for-profit organisations?
  • Is it time for reform?

Hear what our Panel has to say: Warren Mundine with James William, Glen Brennan and Jacinta Price.

Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO is a highly respected and influential businessman, political strategist and advocate for empowering indigenous Australians to build businesses and sustainable economies. His life and career have been shaped by a personal commitment to community and economic development and he has nearly 40 years’ experience working in the public, private and community sectors. In 2016 Warren was made an Officer of the Order of Australia.

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