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Indigenous Affairs Committee to conduct final hearings for participation inquiry

Issue date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021

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The Indigenous Affairs Committee will this week speak with representatives from the Department of Finance, Indigenous Business Australia, the National Indigenous Australians Agency, Supply Nation, Accor Hotel Group, and Voyages Indigenous Tourism in the final series of public hearings for its Inquiry into Pathways and Participation Opportunities for Indigenous Australians in Employment and Business.

Committee Chair, Julian Leeser MP, noted that this discussion will offer key stakeholders an opportunity to make final observations on matters which have arisen throughout the inquiry.

‘The Committee looks forward in particular to discussing the merits of current Government procurement and employment policies, as well as suggested improvements which have been canvassed by various stakeholders.’

‘The Committee has been focused throughout this inquiry on ways to overcome some of the barriers to employment and business for Indigenous Australians. These final hearings will shed further light on opportunities to do this through various Government programs’, Mr Leeser said.

Public hearing details

Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021
Time: 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm AEST

A live audio stream of the hearing will be accessible at

A full program will be available at the inquiry website.

Media enquiries

Office of Julian Leeser MP
Media contact: Ms Annie Phillips
02 9980 1822

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4559

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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