House Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
Inquiry into developing Indigenous enterprises
Terms of reference
Terms of Reference
The Committee shall inquire into and report on opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to grow small and medium-size business. This shall include Indigenous controlled enterprises and business in which Indigenous people are joint venture partners.
In particular, the Committee will focus on:
- whether current government, industry and community programs offering specific enterprise support programs and services to Indigenous enterprises are effective, particularly in building sustainable relationships with the broader business sector;
- identifying areas of Indigenous commercial advantage and strength;
- the feasibility of adapting the US minority business/development council model to the Australian context; and
- whether incentives should be provided to encourage successful businesses to sub contract, do business with or mentor new Indigenous enterprises.
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