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Burrup rock art nominated for World Heritage listing

Western Australia’s unique indigenous rock art in the Pilbara is set for a UNESCO World Heritage listing, with the state and federal governments formally submitting an application for the recognition and protection today.

Indigenous focus for new museum

WA’s newest cultural drawcard is set to showcase the state’s unique heritage on a world stage.

Marawar building indigenous opportunity

Gerard Matera is helping turn positive sentiment around Aboriginal reconciliation in the business community into genuine change through indigenous-owned building company Marawar.

Aboriginal businesses win $167m in govt work

The state government awarded 4.77 per cent of its contracts to Aboriginal businesses in the 2018-19 financial year, substantially exceeding its own target, although the contribution of government agencies was highly variable.

Pilbara startup wins seed funding

Indigenous skincare business Jummi Factory has gained financial backing from Minderoo Foundation after receiving top prize at the inaugural Dream Summit in Sydney last week.

Gebro into administration

Small indigenous business Gebro Contracting, which has worked with Main Roads and Georgiou Group, has entered administration.

Main Roads committed to indigenous impacts

Main Roads Western Australia chief executive Peter Woronzow is embracing the unique opportunity for community development that comes with managing one of the world’s biggest road networks.

Cape JV wins Rio contract

A 50-50 joint venture between Cape and Aboriginal business Kurtarra has announced it secured an optical fibre contract with Rio Tinto.

Big business aims to boost indigenous spend

Twelve big companies have pledged to lift their indigenous procurement to 3 per cent of their annual spend, seeking to match targets the federal and state governments have already set for their own agencies.

Three contracts for Aboriginal businesses

Three Aboriginal businesses based in Western Australia, including IPS Management Consultants, have been awarded contracts totalling $1.5 million to help other Aboriginal organisations build capability and win additional commercial work.

Redspear and UK-based partner form new company

Aboriginal-owned Redspear Safety and UK-based Safehouse launched new business called Safespear on Tuesday night, a safety services company chaired by Redspear’s Barry McGuire.

Indigenous business thrives on opportunity

Local Aboriginal leaders hope WA can match the success of the federal government’s indigenous procurement policy.

Glass Jar more than half full for multi-skilled Kickett

SPECIAL REPORT: Among her many talents, Glenda Kickett is drawing on her sports experience to boost school attendance rates for indigenous girls.

McGuire business in the bloodline

SPECIAL REPORT: Barry McGuire says Redspear Safety’s recent emergence has been built on tailoring its offering to what customers need.

Charities helping Aboriginal boys and girls

SPECIAL REPORT: Clontarf Foundation, The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, The Girls Academy, and Glass Jar Australia.

Wyatt’s old wounds still scarred

SPECIAL REPORT: Ken Wyatt has overcome numerous challenges on the path to becoming the most powerful advocate for Aboriginal Australians.

Setting new benchmarks for Aboriginal inclusion

SPECIAL REPORT: Carol Innes is heartened by the positive steps already taken towards reconciliation, despite the enormous amount of ground still to be covered.

RAPs elevate words into tangible deeds

SPECIAL REPORT: Reconciliation Action Plans are used by hundreds of organisations across Australia to deliver better outcomes. Click through to our Indigenous Development feature.

Collard custodian of Noongar heritage

SPECIAL REPORT: Len Collard has embraced his destiny to educate a broad audience about Noongar culture and history.

Milroy maintains fight for Australia’s children

SPECIAL REPORT: Helen Milroy believes courage, effort, and collaboration are needed to help heal intergenerational trauma suffered by indigenous Australians.

Contracts play practical role for community

Fortescue Metals Group’s recent awarding of $179 million in contracts to Aboriginal businesses highlights two different approaches to indigenous development.

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