Indigenous Affairs Committee to conduct final hearings for participation inquiry

The Indigenous Affairs Committee will this week speak with representatives from the Department of Finance, Indigenous Business Australia, the National Indigenous Australians Agency, Supply Nation, Accor Hotel Group, and Voyages Indigenous Tourism in the final series of public hearings for its Inquiry into Pathways and Participation Opportunities for Indigenous Australians in Employment and Business.

Committee Chair, Julian Leeser MP, noted that this discussion will offer key stakeholders an opportunity to make final observations on matters which have arisen throughout the inquiry.

‘The Committee looks forward in particular to discussing the merits of current Government procurement and employment policies, as well as suggested improvements which have been canvassed by various stakeholders.’

‘The Committee has been focused throughout this inquiry on ways to overcome some of the barriers to employment and business for Indigenous Australians. These final hearings will shed further light on opportunities to do this through various Government programs’, Mr Leeser said.

Public hearing details

Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021

Time: 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm AEST

A live audio stream of the hearing will be accessible at www.aph.gov.au/Watch_Read_Listen.

A full program will be available at the inquiry website.

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