The Coalition Government is putting its money where its mouth is in the way it delivers services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians across the country, with a new Indigenous Grants Policy to increase the number of local Indigenous owned and controlled organisations that deliver services.
Australia’s first comprehensive roadmap for growing the Indigenous business sector – the Indigenous Business Sector Strategy – has been launched today in the next phase of our commitment to supporting Indigenous jobs and small businesses.
The Indigenous Business and Trade Delegation to New Zealand has concluded a successful inaugural visit, strengthening cross-Tasman ties between First Nations peoples and promoting economic development.
The Coalition Government is boosting resources to support increased Traditional Owner involvement in implementing the Reef 2050 Plan with almost $1 million for a consortium of Indigenous and research organisations that will work directly with Traditional Owners to better understand and reflect their aspirations for the Great Barrier Reef and deliver on existing commitments.
The Australian Government has announced options to further improve employment and participation in remote communities with the release of a discussion paper on future arrangements for the Community Development Program (CDP).
The voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the development of Northern Australia has been further strengthened through the establishment of a reference group made up of senior Indigenous leaders from across the nation’s north.