The Invisible Indigenous Economy

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“As insiders in the indigenous advancement business know, and concerned outsiders suspect, and politicians flinch from acknowledging, remote Aboriginal Australian communities are caught in a downward spiral and the prospects for the foreseeable future are bleak. Official statistics on Aboriginal social trends are artfully framed to blur the true picture but on the ground the truth is plain enough to see.” (condensed from Nicolas Rothwell’s article in the Australian June 4 2016) Preventable diseases are present in plague proportions, there is an epidemic of self-harm and suicide among the young,…read more