With the end of Indigenous Business Month 2021, celebrated annually in October, we reflect on this year’s theme: Powering the Indigenous Economy. The theme shone a light on the power Indigenous economies generate and recognised how Indigenous businesses value add to the Australian economy over and above the provision of goods and services.

Advocacy and support for the Indigenous business sector through regular and consistent everyday business empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take control of their economic future with positive long-term outcomes including job creation for families, financial security for communities and the growth of local economies.

The Australian Government supports a strong and prosperous Indigenous business sector through our Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP). Administered by the NIAA, the IPP was created to help Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs win more Commonwealth contracts with Government agencies.

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