Aboriginal Business Development Forum learns more about support for business

Tahlia Jones, George Walley, Maryanne Baker, Katina Law, Robyn Clarke, Maitland Hill and Paddi Creevey at the forum.
Tahlia Jones, George Walley, Maryanne Baker, Katina Law, Robyn Clarke, Maitland Hill and Paddi Creevey at the forum.

THE recent Aboriginal Business Development Forum, hosted by Peel Development Commission, was a chance for Aboriginal business owners to learn more about accessing Government contract opportunities and getting practical support for growing their businesses.

Murray Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, who opened the forum, said the State Government’s number 1 priority was to provide jobs and opportunities to Western Australians.

She said a new round of funding presented exciting opportunities for those already in business or seeking to establish a business in the region.

The event brought together more than 40 people to hear from Indigenous Professional Service, Peel Local Content Advisor and the Mandurah/Murray Employment Facilitator to showcase a range of support available for Aboriginal businesses across Peel.

Indigenous Professional Services managing director Katina Law there were strong opportunities for indigenous businesses in the Peel and across WA thanks to the Government’s new Aboriginal Procurement Policy,

Peel Development Commission chair Paddi Creevey said social networks were a fundamental characteristic of Aboriginal culture and supporting those network to connect people with business opportunities was a natural extension.