Powering the Indigenous Economy in Bonner

The Morrison Government is encouraging all Australians to celebrate Indigenous Business Month this October by discovering the untapped potential of Indigenous businesses across our communities.

The 2021 theme ‘Powering the Indigenous Economy’ aims to promote strong networks among Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses and showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs.

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP encouraged residents to search Australia’s leading database for verified Indigenous businesses, Supply Nation, to find local businesses to support.

“Indigenous Business Month is about embracing a more inclusive, sustainable Australian economy – one that celebrates local culture and entrepreneurialism.”

“From construction to arts and entertainment, I encourage people in Bonner to reach out and support local Indigenous businesses or go to the Supply Nation website and search the more than 500 registered businesses listed.

Minister for Indigenous Australians, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, said supporting Indigenous businesses creates jobs and a more sustainable economy.

“Backing Indigenous businesses will not only improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it’s going to be key to the overall economic success of our country as we bounce back from COVID-19.

“This is an opportunity to examine our business-to-business supply chains, broaden our networks and, as consumers, support local jobs and Indigenous wealth creation.

“Congratulations to the alumni of Melbourne Business School’s MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class Program for launching this powerful initiative, now in its seventh year.”

Visit www.indigenousbusinessmonth.com.au for more information or supplynation.org.au to search for Indigenous businesses.