Peel’s Aboriginal businesses in focus at Pinjarra forum

Creating opportunities: The Peel Aboriginal Business Development Forum took place to help local companies win Government contracts and provide information. Photo: Supplied.
Creating opportunities: The Peel Aboriginal Business Development Forum took place to help local companies win Government contracts and provide information. Photo: Supplied.

Helping Aboriginal companies in the Peel region win Government contracts and grow their businesses was the focus at a forum held in Pinjarra this week.

The Peel Development Commission hosted the Aboriginal Business Development Forum on Monday, with over 40 people in attendance to learn about the support structures currently in place.

Indigenous Professional Services managing director Katina Law addressed the forum and said it was encouraging to see Aboriginal businessmen ad women taking advice and information on board.

Peel Development Commission chair Paddi Creevey said social networks were a fundamental characteristic of Aboriginal culture and supporting those networks to connect people with business opportunities was a natural extension.

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Peel local content advisor Tahlia Jones and Mandurah/Murray employment facilitator Maryanne Baker also addressed the forum.

Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke said the State Government’s number-one priority was to create jobs.

“This initiative is available for Aboriginal businesses and to support economic participation for indigenous people,” she said. 

“The new round of funding presents exciting opportunities for those already in business, or seeking to establish a business in the region.”