My idea is for there to be incentives for telephone company service centres and similar services that can operate remotely, do not require highly qualified staff, and are often overseas, to be set up in remote indigenous communities.

Lack of employment opportunities and with that, lack of opportunities to gain self-esteem from contributing to the workforce and supporting one's family, and lack of opportunities to set and save up for positive goals, are a problem for residents of remote indigenous communities and contribute to the cycle of intergenerational poverty, despair, alcohol misuse, violence and poor health. My idea is for companies to be given incentives to locate service centres that can operate remotely and which include positions for which simple training is sufficient (such as telephone service centres) in remote indigenous communities.

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