Broome companies win housing jobs

Construction contracts worth $17.2 million have been awarded to four Broome businesses for a West Kimberley housing project that aims to benefit Aboriginal families.

YMAC fights for Aboriginal heritage act re-draft

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation says it will continue to lobby and fight for the Aboriginal Heritage Act Amendment Bill, which is currently before parliament, to be re-drafted.

Aboriginal contractors chase competitive edge - SPECIAL REPORT

Facing a slowdown in mining-related construction work, indigenous contractors are diversifying into new fields, establishing joint ventures and highlighting their Aboriginal credentials. Click through to also see our BNiQ list of 25 major indigenous contractors in WA.

Contractors told to get real on indigenous jobs

The Wirrpanda Foundation, which is one of nine Western Australian groups pioneering a new indigenous training and employment program in the state, has put contractors who over promise and under deliver on notice.

Indigenous tourism council targets corporates

Australia’s only state-based not-for-profit indigenous tourism association is rolling out its new strategy and calling for support from local WA business.

Wesfarmers spurs arts business

A partnership between Wesfarmers and an indigenous art group has generated a new business opportunity.

Rio invests $2.7m in Graham Farmer Foundation

Rio Tinto has reinvested in its partnership with Aboriginal education group Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, signing a three-year $2.7 million deal.

Kimberley training campuses open doors

Two training facilities in the Kimberley will officially open this week after Training and Workforce Development Minister Kim Hames announced the completion of a $9.9 million redevelopment today.

Fracking plan divisive

Respected Aboriginal leader Wayne Bergmann has launched an extraordinary attack on Buru Energy, after the oil and gas company announced a landmark agreement with the Noonkanbah Aboriginal community.

Buru receives Noonkanbah backing

The Aboriginal community that was at the centre of a major land rights dispute, sparked by oil exploration at a remote Kimberley cattle station in the early 1980s, has announced its support for a gas 'fracking' program planned by Perth company Buru Energy.

Clontarf aiming for the big sticks as federal funding kicks in

The Aboriginal educator is chasing significant growth buoyed by a boost in federal government funding.

BHP doubles indigenous student funding

BHP Billiton Iron Ore will today announce the doubling of its investment in scholarships for indigenous students in Western Australia.

Myths a hit in art award

THURSDAY Island-based artist Brian Robinson has won the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award, receiving $50,000 in prize money.

Mossenson frees up co-op space

One of Perth’s longest running private art businesses is restructuring to turn its main gallery space into a proposed artists’ collective, citing a crisis in the sector as rivals close their doors.

ATCO backs indigenous art

Perth-based energy infrastructure company ATCO Australia has announced it will support two new exhibitions to be presented by indigenous art group Nomad Two Worlds.

Indigenous art back from the US

MORE than 100 pieces of indigenous art will return to Western Australia after Curtin University and New York's Colgate University signed a memorandum of agreement to return the works from the US.

Aboriginal dance takes next step

FLEDGLING arts group WA Aboriginal Dance Company has launched plans to establish itself as a permanent business and will do so under the new name Ochre Contemporary Dance Company.

OPR Good Heart set to pick up a beat

OAKAJEE Port and Rail and other sponsors are keen to grow opportunities for indigenous artists in the Mid West by building on the success of the Good Heart Mid West Aboriginal Art Exhibition.

Procurement push by indigenous players

ECONOMIC development is the answer to indigenous liberation in Australia, facilitated through procurement and contracting of indigenous corporations and joint ventures.

$4m indigenous program

BHP Billiton has stepped up its sustainable development strategy by partnering with east coast-based Australian Indigenous Education Foundation to provide educational scholarships to indigenous high s

Clontarf links with private sector

FOR the past decade, the Clontarf Foundation has forged partnerships with business leaders and heads of government to help develop its program to assist Aboriginal youth.