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Closing the gap on work: a misframed debate that needs new thinking

Closing the gap on work: a misframed debate that needs new thinking

How do we get more Aboriginal adults into the workforce? Old thinking needs to be thrown out -- Tony Abbott needs a radical new agenda, writes indigenous academic Jon Altman from the Australian National University.

Justice and closing the gap: the prison target Aboriginal Australia needs

Justice and closing the gap: the prison target Aboriginal Australia needs

Some Aboriginal leaders say justice targets are needed to help close the gap. The federal government isn't keeping score yet, but advocates say it's tied to health outcomes.

Abbott government peddles De Soto on Arnhem Land rights

Abbott government peddles De Soto on Arnhem Land rights

Economist Hernando de Soto's ideas on capitalism and poverty don't fit the Australian Aboriginal experience. So why is the Abbott government trying to apply them, asks ANU professor Jon Altman?

Abbott’s review into indigenous employment lacks legitimacy

Abbott’s review into indigenous employment lacks legitimacy

Tony Abbott has made indigenous employment a priority. But his review lacks legitimacy and sound governance, says ANU professor Jon Altman at Tracker.

Searching for the ‘real’ economy on Cape York

Searching for the ‘real’ economy on Cape York

The expectation that CDEP participants will engage with market capitalism has failed, writes Professor Jon Altman at ANU's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.

I am a racist and so are you

I am a racist and so are you

The Eddie McGuire-Adam Goodes fraccas is UFC for people who enjoy artisanal cheese. Everyone's a little bit racist, and if we all could just admit ...