The Indigenous Affairs Committee will this week conduct a roundtable discussion with representatives from the Departments of Health, Defence, Social Services, and Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications on the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) as part of its Inquiry into Pathways and Participation Opportunities for Indigenous Australians in Employment and Business.
Committee Chair, Julian Leeser MP, noted that this discussion on the implementation of the IPP, and on the Indigenous suppliers contracted through this policy, will make a valuable contribution to the inquiry.
‘The Committee looks forward to discussing the goods and services that departments now procure from Indigenous businesses, and how the nature and volume of Indigenous suppliers may have changed, under the IPP.’
‘We will also be interested to hear about the retention of Indigenous staff in these respective departments. It will be useful to consider how Indigenous employment opportunities could be improved across Government departments and agencies,’ Mr Leeser said.
Public hearing details
Date: Friday, 18 June 2021
Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm AEST
A live audio stream of the hearing will be accessible at https://www.aph.gov.au/Watch_Read_Listen.
A full program will be available at the inquiry website.