Pathways and Participation Opportunities for Indigenous Australians in Employment and Business

On Wednesday, 23 October 2019, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on opportunities for employment and economic development for Indigenous Australians.

The Committee invites submissions addressing any or all of the terms of reference for the inquiry.

The Committee welcomes submissions in written, audio and/or video format. 

The Committee has launched an online survey as part of this inquiry and would like to hear from any Indigenous Australians currently employed or seeking employment, and any businesses owned by or employing Indigenous Australians.

Take the survey

Further information about making a submission to a parliamentary committee inquiry is available here.

The inquiry is temporarily suspended but will continue to accept submissions until the end of 2020.

The Committee will resume inquiry activities in November 2020 and will present its final report by 31 May 2021.


Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 4559
Fax: (02) 6277 8461

About this inquiry

The Committee will inquiry into opportunities for employment and economic development for Indigenous Australians.

Track Inquiry

Past Public Hearings

26 Mar 2020:
05 Mar 2020: Canberra
27 Feb 2020: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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