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.
Minister for Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie and Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion have welcomed NBN Co’s launch of its Sky Muster multicast services trial in schools across the Northern Territory, enhancing online learning for students in remote areas.
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.
Tennant Creek and the Barkly region has received a boost with the opening of a new Indigenous Language Centre that will engage local Aboriginal communities and support the preservation and maintenance of Indigenous languages across the region.