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Committee to discuss Indigenous procurement policy

Issue date: Wednesday, 16 June 2021

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The Indigenous Affairs Committee will this week conduct a roundtable discussion with representatives from the Departments of Health, Defence, Social Services, and Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications on the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) as part of its Inquiry into Pathways and Participation Opportunities for Indigenous Australians in Employment and Business.

Committee Chair, Julian Leeser MP, noted that this discussion on the implementation of the IPP, and on the Indigenous suppliers contracted through this policy, will make a valuable contribution to the inquiry.

‘The Committee looks forward to discussing the goods and services that departments now procure from Indigenous businesses, and how the nature and volume of Indigenous suppliers may have changed, under the IPP.’

‘We will also be interested to hear about the retention of Indigenous staff in these respective departments. It will be useful to consider how Indigenous employment opportunities could be improved across Government departments and agencies,’ Mr Leeser said.

Public hearing details

Date: Friday, 18 June 2021
Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm AEST

A live audio stream of the hearing will be accessible at https://www.aph.gov.au/Watch_Read_Listen.

A full program will be available at the inquiry website.

Media inquiries

Office of Julian Leeser MP
Media contact: Ms Annie Phillips
(02) 9980 1822
Annie.phillips@aph.gov.au

For background information

Committee Secretariat
(02) 6277 4559
IndigenousAffairs.Reps@aph.gov.au

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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