Where to next for the Indigenous Procurement Policy?
In September 2021 the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) reported the latest data of the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP). Defence has awarded $600 million dollars’ worth of contracts, six times its value target, and a doubling of the value from the last reporting period ($350m in 2018/19). But is this the full story?
Hosted by the ASPI International Cyber Policy Centre’s IndigiCyber, Defence & Space Program, this online roundtable ‘Where to next for the Indigenous Procurement Policy?’ will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss and explore the IPP, and potential opportunities for Indigenous businesses.
Earlier this year, the Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs held an inquiry into pathways and barriers for Indigenous businesses and workforce challenges for Indigenous Australians. While the resilience of Indigenous businesses and their role in providing employment opportunities to Indigenous communities was clear, many barriers were also discussed, including access to finance, discrimination and opportunities to build capability.
This event will feature remarks from the recently appointed Defence Indigenous Champion Celia Perkins, Deputy Secretary Estate & Infrastructure; and a panel discussion with Australian Army Elder Lorraine Hatton, Army veteran Edwin Jim Mi Mi, Bullroarers Co-Founder and Director Neal McGarrity, Michael McMillan, Australian Expedition Vehicles, and Darren Godwell, Chief Executive Officer, i2i Global.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only, however if you are interested in attending, please contact Gabriel Zito via [email protected].