Supporting Indigenous business project

Date published:
1 July 2019
Date updated:
1 December 2020

Indigenous businesses are significantly contributing to the Australian economy and the improved circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their families and communities. Yet existing government business support services do not always meet the needs of Indigenous businesses or contribute to business sector growth.

The Supporting Indigenous Business Project identifies opportunities for government to improve the way business support programs meet these needs. The project aims to inform senior executives, managers and staff across the Australian Public Service who deliver these programs.

The project has conducted research over 2 phases.

Phase 1: 2018

This phase identified opportunities for government to address the challenges Indigenous businesses face and improve Indigenous business owners’ access to government support.

Download the Supporting Indigenous Business Project phase 1 report [2MB PDF]

Phase 2: 2019

This phase developed solutions to address opportunities our department could progress, and explored what the cross agency collaborative projects might look like.

Download the Supporting Indigenous Business Project Phase 2 report [992KB PDF]

Previous digital publication

We have simplified these publications to a PDF download only.

Access the previous digital publications of both Supporting Indigenous business project phase reports on the National Library of Australia Trove website archive.