Robert Barton

A Kalkadoon man from northwestern Queensland, Robert works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to support training, employment and business opportunities arising from major mining and construction projects occurring on Traditional Owner lands.

The Power of Native Title

Rob discusses the difficult trade-off faced by Aboriginal Traditional Owners in maintaining cultural heritage while enabling development on their country. Tensions arise between cultural obligations to look after country, aspirations to help younger generations and the enticement of benefits tied to development.

Sat, Dec 28 12:30PM Talking Circle

Indigenous Business

There are various perceptions of Indigenous business in Australia in 2019, but do they accurately reflect how business is experienced? Leesa, Emma and Rob explore the different ways in which Indigenous business is framed.

Sat, Dec 28 2:30PM GREENhouse