COVID-19 has seen nearly a quarter of Indigenous Victorian businesses cease operations in March, with even more set to shut their doors, according to a survey from Kinaway Chamber of Commerce. The peak body for Indigenous businesses in Victoria, Kinaway surveyed their members in early March to measure the early effects of the pandemic on […]

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Australia’s Indigenous population has a vital place in the history and culture of our nation; however, there is still an enormous journey to go in Bridging The Gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. An essential element is the success of Indigenous-owned businesses, which is not a part of the Federal Government’s Closing the Gap seven national targets. Supporting Indigenous […]

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As Australia’s largest employer of Indigenous people, Coles is paving the way for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ success in employment. Coles launched their first pre-employment program in Edmonton, Queensland in 2010. At that time, the company had only 65 Indigenous team members employed. In 2011, they launched their first Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

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Coles has recruited 430 Indigenous team members in just four weeks, providing much-needed employment opportunities at a time when many Australians are urgently seeking work. The new hires take Coles’ total Indigenous workforce to more than 4,800 and marks a significant step towards the company’s target of employing 5,500 Indigenous team members by 2023. Among […]

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Jarjum Kindergarten in Redfern has received its much-needed facelift thanks to a community initiative from First Nations commercial furniture business, Zenith FG. The kindergarten is part of Redfern Jarjum College in Sydney, a primary school for First Nations children between four and 13-years-old who are struggling or not participating in mainstream schooling. Zenith FG’s Orlando […]

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