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Indigenous contractor wins Eliwana work

Aboriginal-owned business Mallard Deemy has secured $11 million in contracts with Fortescue Metals Group for work at the Eliwana iron ore mine in the Pilbara.

Rio review for indigenous heritage

Rio Tinto has committed to review its indigenous heritage approach and its plans in the Juukan area, near the Brockman mine, after the destruction of an ancient rock cave provoked national outrage; while community representatives have described their efforts leading up to the blast.

WA public servant wins Telstra business award

Department of Finance director general Jodi Cant has been recognised for her work in government, winning the Telstra Business Woman of the Year award for WA.

PTA awards $7m in contracts

ICT company Data#3, ENGIE Services and five WA companies providing Aboriginal heritage and archaeological support services have been awarded contracts by the Public Transport Authority of WA.

Curtin awards indigenous contract

Curtin University has awarded a fire services maintenance contract to ARA Indigenous Services, a business established by former AFL player Michael O’Loughlin.

Oakley-Nicholls makes business move

Former AFL footballer and Wirrpanda Foundation executive Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls is off to a flying start in the business sector, after establishing Oaks Civil Construction and buying a traffic management business in Geraldton.

Wirra Hub backs indigenous business

A new services hub backed by the Wirrpanda Foundation and $10 million of government funding aims to fill market gaps for indigenous businesses.

Calibre JV wins Murujuga rock art project

A joint venture between diversified engineering consultancy Calibre Group and indigenous company Tocomwall has been contracted by the state government to develop a monitoring program for the Aboriginal rock art on Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula).

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.

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