Welfare Reform

The Welfare Reform Project is an initiative undertaken by Cape York Institute for Policy, Cape York Partnerships and Balkanu with support from the Australian Government that aims to restore social norms for the indigenous people of Cape York so they can become free from dependence on passive welfare.

The four Welfare Reform communities that are involved in the development of the project are Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge.

Balkanu is committed to supporting economic development of the Aboriginal people of Cape York, and their communities to attain self-determination.

Jointly with Cape York Partnerships Welfare Reform and the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments, Balkanu has developed and implement strategies that deliver real opportunities for economic participation with Indigenous communities in the Cape York particularly in the communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge.

Balkanu also works in close partnership with government agencies, private sectors and non-government organisations trialling new ways to assist the long-term economic development of Indigenous communities across Cape York and co-manage with Indigenous communities the development of business infrastructure projects that sustain Indigenous business initiatives.

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