Indigenous Procurement Policy aims to provide economic opportunities to Australia’s First People through Government and Private Sector spend. Policies such as the Commonwealths IPP and the NSW Government’s Aboriginal Participation in Construction Policy (APIC) and the pending Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP) are important strategies for creating Jobs and Business Growth and therefore are a solution to addressing the economic and social disparities that exist for Australia’s First People.
A Robust, Respectful and Consistent Process for certifying an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owned business supports the Integrity of the Sector and potential of Procurement Policy for Australia’s First People Business Owners, Families and Communities. “Procurement Policies such as the Commonwealths IPP and NSW Governments pending APP are truly enabling levers as they provide an opportunity for our people to lead on economic and social parity in Australia. It is the execution of these policies and regulation of the sector however that will maximise their impact to drive sustainable change” Deb Barwick, NSWICC Chair and CEO. FACCI Policy on defining an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander business is aligned with Global Best Practice for the recognition of Indigenous persons.