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Indigenous opportunity inquiry is on hold

Issue date: Monday, 30 March 2020

By unanimous resolution of the Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs, the current inquiry by into Pathways and participation opportunities for Indigenous Australians in employment and business has been temporarily suspended.

Committee Chair Julian Leeser MP said that ‘in light of the continuing and evolving public health and economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee has decided to suspend its activities until further notice. The Committee greatly appreciates the contributions made to this inquiry so far.

Written evidence to the inquiry will continue to be accepted and instructions on making a submission can be accessed by visiting the committee’s webpage.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and business owners can also interact with the inquiry without having to prepare a written submission by completing an online survey. This survey can be completed anonymously if desired and can be accessed here.

Media inquiries

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

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4559