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Great for the State – Edition 4: Indigenous Development

In the fourth edition of Great for the State, we analyse the impact of Reconciliation Action Plans, report on four charities targeting Aboriginal youth development, and profile six prominent Aboriginal leaders:
- Business entrepreneur Barry McGuire
- Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt
- Child health researcher and AFL Commissioner Helen Milroy
- Reconciliation WA co-chair Carol Innes
- Language expert Len Collard
- Social worker and NAIDOC Perth chair Glenda Kickett

Articles

RAPs elevate words into tangible deeds

RAPs elevate words into tangible deeds 

SPECIAL REPORT: Reconciliation Action Plans are used by hundreds of organisations across Australia to deliver better outcomes. Click through to our Indigenous Development feature.

Milroy maintains fight  for Australia’s children

Milroy maintains fight for Australia’s children 

SPECIAL REPORT: Helen Milroy believes courage, effort, and collaboration are needed to help heal intergenerational trauma suffered by indigenous Australians.

McGuire  business in  the bloodline

McGuire business in the bloodline 

SPECIAL REPORT: Barry McGuire says Redspear Safety’s recent emergence has been built on tailoring its offering to what customers need.

Wyatt’s old wounds still scarred

Wyatt’s old wounds still scarred 

SPECIAL REPORT: Ken Wyatt has overcome numerous challenges on the path to becoming the most powerful advocate for Aboriginal Australians.

Setting new benchmarks  for Aboriginal inclusion

Setting new benchmarks for Aboriginal inclusion 

SPECIAL REPORT: Carol Innes is heartened by the positive steps already taken towards reconciliation, despite the enormous amount of ground still to be covered.

Collard custodian of Noongar heritage

Collard custodian of Noongar heritage 

SPECIAL REPORT: Len Collard has embraced his destiny to educate a broad audience about Noongar culture and history.

Glass Jar more than half full for multi-skilled Kickett

Glass Jar more than half full for multi-skilled Kickett 

SPECIAL REPORT: Among her many talents, Glenda Kickett is drawing on her sports experience to boost school attendance rates for indigenous girls.

Charities helping  Aboriginal boys and girls

Charities helping Aboriginal boys and girls 

SPECIAL REPORT: Clontarf Foundation, The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, The Girls Academy, and Glass Jar Australia.

Indigenous Businesses set to flourish in Western Australia

Indigenous Businesses set to flourish in Western Australia 

Recent years have seen a growing awareness that the keys to Indigenous advancement and development are broader than social programmes and government policy.  While these remain key enablers, increasing prosperity and the engagement of Indigenous people in the economy has become a stronger focus.<

Waart Koorling (On the move)

Waart Koorling (On the move) 

According to Reconciliation Australia there has been an increase in organisations taking real action to support reconciliation. These are encouraging trends for all Australians.

What is positive about Indigenous development

What is positive about Indigenous development 

One of the most sustained and important areas for Indigenous development through the University of Western Australia has been in education. The ongoing success of tertiary education has yielded many Indigenous scholars across a variety of professional courses.

Macmahon supports youth development

Macmahon supports youth development 

Macmahon has a long history designing traineeships and development programs for Indigenous people through our Doorn-Djil Yoordaning business.