Indigenous business engagement

DFAT is working to improve Indigenous Australians economic prosperity by creating opportunities for greater access to, and participation in, the global economy. DFAT released the Charter for Indigenous Australian Businesses in November 2017, it provides information on how Indigenous businesses can engage with international markets and investors.

DFAT has expanded the application of the Commonwealth's Indigenous Procurement Policy to a broader range of procurements than is mandated under this policy and encourages our delivery partners to engage with Indigenous Australian businesses.

Last Updated: 21 November 2018

DFAT has awarded over 300 contracts to 70 indigenous-owned businesses with a total value of over $30.5 million.

As at 30 June 2018.

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DFAT has been recognised by Supply Nation as a finalist for the 'Government Supplier of the Year' awards in 2017 and 2018.