Indigenous Businesses to Brief Committee on Indigenous Affairs

House of Representatives

The Indigenous Affairs Committee will hear from a number of Indigenous businesses today in Canberra as part of its Inquiry into Pathways and Participation Opportunities for Indigenous Australians in Employment and Business.

Committee Chair Julian Leeser MP said that the views and experiences of successful Indigenous-owned enterprises will be hugely important for the inquiry.

‘The Indigenous Business Trade Fair in Parliament House tomorrow will provide an opportune time to hold discussions with some of the participants’ Mr Leeser said.

‘Who better than existing Indigenous companies to advise us on what government might do to foster more business start-ups and greater economic independence among our First Nations communities’ he added.

‘This is our first public hearing and we hope to speak to many more of these businesses in the coming months in a variety of sectors.’

The public hearing will be from 12.30-1.30pm and the full program will be available at the inquiry website.

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