Indigenous Economic Development Strategy 2011-2018

Indigenous Economic Development Strategy 2011-2018 Government Document

  • Author(s): Australian Government
  • Published: 2011
  • Publisher: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)

Abstract: The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that Indigenous Australians have the same opportunities as non-Indigenous Australians to share in the prosperity of our nation. Providing Indigenous Australians with the education, skills and support to find and keep meaningful work, and to build financial self-reliance, is a crucial part of the Australian Government’s long-term vision for closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. The aim of the Indigenous Economic Development Strategy 2011–2018 is to support increased personal and economic wellbeing of Indigenous Australians through greater participation in the economy. Economic independence and security are necessary foundations for good health, functional families and successful communities. Despite some positive developments, Indigenous Australians continue to face significant economic disadvantage. Indigenous Australians are still less likely to finish school, have a job, own a home or run a business than non-Indigenous Australians. The Australian Government is committed to overcoming this situation. The Indigenous Economic Development Strategy 2011–2018 sets out a long-term agenda for Indigenous economic participation that will guide government decision-making and program development through to 2018. The Strategy also details a program of specific initiatives and reforms that translate the Australian Government’s priorities into action. These actions will be assessed and updated every three years to ensure that the Strategy responds to changing circumstances and continues to drive real and sustainable progress. The Australian Government recognises that tangible and lasting improvements in the economic situation of Indigenous Australians cannot be achieved by government alone. This Strategy supports Indigenous Australians to take responsibility for their own economic wellbeing and to lead independent and productive working lives. The Strategy also emphasises the vital roles that partnerships play in this endeavour, across the private sector, the not-for-profit sector, all levels of government and the community

Cite this document

Suggested Citation
Australian Government, 2011, Indigenous Economic Development Strategy 2011-2018, Government Document, viewed 02 December 2023,

Endnote Mendeley Zotero Export Google Scholar

Share this page

Search again