Creating an indigenous enterprise culture through government procurement

Australian Financial Review:  On Tuesday night, leaders of the corporate and indigenous community gathered at Darling Harbour for the Supply Nation Gala dinner which recognises indigenous entrepreneurship across the nation. I wish the night could be attended by all Australians because it shows the extraordinary, but typically unheralded, work that indigenous business people have done…

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Stronger Communities Program a boost for Knox

Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, said Knox has received a significant boost in the 2015 Budget. “The Coalition Government’s new Stronger Communities Programme will provide $45 million over two years to fund small capital projects in local communities,” Mr Tudge said. “Our community will receive funding of $150,000 per year for two…

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Focus on disability issues at Rowville forum

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, hosted the Assistant Minister for Social Services at a local Disability Forum last week in Rowville to discuss disability services and the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Minister Fifield is responsible for disability services at the federal level, including the rollout of the…

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