A year ago people might remember the Quandamooka mob's QYAC organising a boat cruise down Brisbane River and across the bay to Minjerribah (Stradroke Island) for a group of Danish conference delegates, which was a huge success. For those working in the space of...read more
Even bigger and better than last year, this was a tremendous event. Congratulations QTIC and especially Rhonda Appo for making it happen. Highlights for me: 1.This annual event is clearly shifting from its origins which focussed on Indigenous employment in the Tourism...read more
Opportunities for corporate involvement in unique Queensland Indigenous tourism initiatives…ready for early birds.
BlueSkyED is at the center of some highly unique Indigenous tourism initiatives that are steadily bubbling away and are now ready for introduction to corporates for them to consider their involvement and support. While I have a long list to work through of tourism and...read more
Queensland Government releases its first Indigenous Procurement Policy (QIPP)…is your organisation ready to do it justice?
Well well... A year ago I put out a piece [link here] regarding the emergence of Government IPP. In that article I was discussing the Commonwealth's IPP which was implemented in 2015 and is gathering some good momentum. I mentioned the inevitability of the...read more
This is a thought provoking article from Welcome To Country. Aside from the important topic of cultural intellectual property, I believe the term "exploited" is getting outdated, but that does not lessen the issues being faced. The lack of enablers to practice and...read more
It can be very challenging for Traditional Owner groups to find a pathway forward that enables sustained economic development which ties in with the group's social and cultural priorities. This also presents challenges for industries operating on country that are...read more
Following on from a previous post, it was excellent to see 20+ representatives of Traditional Owner groups from across the region attend a full day workshop in Brisbane last week to discuss Tourism. Awesome participation that generated lots of discussion and clarity...read more
As the Committee Chair and Project Manager, it has been a real pleasure being a part of pulling the Committee together and coordinating the planning and implementation of this initiative, the first of its kind in Queensland. Indeed, the Committee being hosted by a...read more
While my last post on amendments to the Native Title Act and the workings of ILUAs is a big issue, the much bigger elephant in the room right now is a claim in court (in fact I think it has been awarded recently), that could set a massive precedent and chain of events...read more
Most of my clients and groups that I work with are Traditional Owners. This article is released for their benefit and encouragement, but I hope that government, industry and the general public also have a read. We all know the catalyst (not the root cause) that has...read more