Barayamal, the only business accelerator program in Australia specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs, is helping young Indigenous entrepreneur Phillip Harris turn his business idea into reality.
The 25th anniversary of the Mabo High Court Decision is a day of celebration, of remembering Eddie Mabo and his fellow plaintiffs and of learning more about this historic event and the creation of native title.
Several long-term unemployed Aboriginal people in Tasmania, after being given full-time work as part of the National Broadband Network, have demonstrated an increase in confidence and self-esteem as well as the ability to engage with others and take responsibility in the work place.
Corrina Ross is a young Aboriginal woman from Palm Island in Queensland who was worried she would have to leave home to get a job. But thanks to the Australian Government’s Community Development Programme (CDP), Corrina gained the skills required to get a job to stay on Palm Island and contribute to her community’s future.
Record summer rains have greened the desert, turned salt pans into lakes, created breeding grounds for thousands of water birds from the Western Australian seacoast, and added to the duties of the Punmu Rangers of the Western Desert.
Comments are being sought on the draft Indigenous Business Sector Strategy which proposes new initiatives to create a vibrant and thriving Indigenous business sector, including better access to support services, improved access to finance and stronger networks.