Department of State Development

Aboriginal Business Consultants join the Industry Advocate team

The State Government recently established the Aboriginal Economic Participation Initiative with a focus on developing a whole of government procurement strategy utilising the Industry Participation Policy as the primary framework.   Two Aboriginal Business Consultants, Vicki Welgraven and Sue Panagaris have started with the OIA to work with businesses and across government to implement strategies encouraging Aboriginal participation in government contracts.  This approach has already been welcomed by Aboriginal leaders as a ground breaking way to grow Aboriginal business and employment opportunities.