welfare payments Archive

  • Four years ago Why Warriors P/L (WW) responded to a call from 15 leaders of different Yolŋu families at Galiwinku, on Elcho Island, to come and work with them to help them start their own businesses. To do this WW deployed a non-profit pilot called […]

    Getting Yolŋu Into Business

    Four years ago Why Warriors P/L (WW) responded to a call from 15 leaders of different Yolŋu families at Galiwinku, on Elcho Island, to come and work with them to help them start their own businesses. To do this WW deployed a non-profit pilot called […]

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  • The AHED Project (the not for profit arm of Why Warriors) held its first conference on 24th May 2014 in Melbourne in collaboration with Manna Gum, TEAR Australia, Surrender, Essendon Baptist Church and Tabor College, titled: Future Dreaming: Purpose, Passion & Power in Remote Indigenous Communities […]

    Future Dreaming Conference: Session 1

    The AHED Project (the not for profit arm of Why Warriors) held its first conference on 24th May 2014 in Melbourne in collaboration with Manna Gum, TEAR Australia, Surrender, Essendon Baptist Church and Tabor College, titled: Future Dreaming: Purpose, Passion & Power in Remote Indigenous Communities […]

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  • As I mentioned previously, based on our nine years of work in business development with Indigenous families, I think there are four main points that define the process of rebuilding sustainable economies in remote Indigenous communities: A local economy grows from personal motivation and energy, […]

    Economics of Remote Communities Part 7 – Appropriate Financial Aid

    As I mentioned previously, based on our nine years of work in business development with Indigenous families, I think there are four main points that define the process of rebuilding sustainable economies in remote Indigenous communities: A local economy grows from personal motivation and energy, […]

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  • As the mother of a two and a half year old, on a low income with my partner, I am eligible to receive a Parenting Payment from Centrelink, our Australian Department of Human Services.  As a family we highly value living simply on a low […]

    On being income managed

    As the mother of a two and a half year old, on a low income with my partner, I am eligible to receive a Parenting Payment from Centrelink, our Australian Department of Human Services.  As a family we highly value living simply on a low […]

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  • In the previous article I discussed some of the historical influences on the economy in the remote Indigenous communities of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.  Briefly, it shows that Indigenous people have been moved from a position of traditional economic independence to a situation […]

    Economics of Remote Aboriginal Communities Part 2 – Today’s Economy.

    In the previous article I discussed some of the historical influences on the economy in the remote Indigenous communities of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.  Briefly, it shows that Indigenous people have been moved from a position of traditional economic independence to a situation […]

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  • There has been much discussion lately about economic development, ever since the Howard Government turned its attention to the capitalist potential of Indigenous communities and Aboriginal lands. As a result, policy and funding affecting Indigenous peoples have had a decided focus on economic development.  The […]

    Economics of Remote Aboriginal Communities – Part 1 History

    There has been much discussion lately about economic development, ever since the Howard Government turned its attention to the capitalist potential of Indigenous communities and Aboriginal lands. As a result, policy and funding affecting Indigenous peoples have had a decided focus on economic development.  The […]

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  • The latest issue before us is a policy presented by Kevin Rudd and Jenny Macklin to suspend the welfare payments of parents whose children do not attend school. Even if this policy is implemented nationally it hugely discriminates against Indigenous parents, because many Indigenous people in Australia live in situation that are wholly different to other Australian.  Yet indigenous parents in North East Arnhem have adopted a wide range of strategies to try to improve their children's prospects. We look at some examples...

    Punishing Parents – forcing attendence using welfare

    The latest issue before us is a policy presented by Kevin Rudd and Jenny Macklin to suspend the welfare payments of parents whose children do not attend school. Even if this policy is implemented nationally it hugely discriminates against Indigenous parents, because many Indigenous people in Australia live in situation that are wholly different to other Australian. Yet indigenous parents in North East Arnhem have adopted a wide range of strategies to try to improve their children's prospects. We look at some examples...

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