Indigenous Economic Development Agenda

08:00

08:20

08:25

POLICY AND PLANNING TO DRIVE INDIGENOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

08:30

09:00

  • Highlighting the significance of the indigenous business sector and its contribution to the Australian economy 
  • Implementing programs that support indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs in a culturally relevant way – key factors to take into consideration and measuring success 
  • Strategies to provide indigenous communities with better access to business support, capital, networks and information 

09:40

  • Growing Aboriginal Broadcasting Australia to be the leading Indigenous television and radio service in Australia 
  • Advancing Indigenous economic development and promoting the role of Indigenous women in business through the ANZLF Indigenous Women’s Business Network (IWBN) 
  • How Indigenous business women are engaged in developing Northern Australia 

10:20

ENGAGING INDIGENOUS BUSINESSES AS THE NEW NORMAL IN PROCUREMENT PROCESSES 

10:50

  • Discussing the impact of the Australian Government’s IPP and State/Territory Government engagement  
  • How is the private sector engaging? 
  • Black Cladding: strengthening verification standards and enforcing tighter rules to ensure legitimacy and benefits flow to the indigenous business sector 
  • What barriers remain and how can we work together to mitigate them 

11:20

  • Being recognised as a leader and example for success and self-determination for Aboriginal and Indigenous people 
  • Developing a corporate culture which encourages success 
  • Developing the capacity to deliver services to the whole of the Northern Territory 

11:50

  • What are Government departments doing to implement indigenous participation targets in procurement practices? 
  • Increasing engagement and selection of indigenous suppliers - Case examples of effective partnerships with indigenous businesses  
  • Key considerations for indigenous businesses who wish to do business with Government 

12:40

01:40

  • Aligning all the stars  
  • Understanding one another  
  • Achieving our targets 

UNLOCKING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN LAND, SEA AND WATER COUNTRY  

02:10

  • Recognising traditional land owners’ claims to Crown land  
  • Realising opportunities for knowledge sharing, employment and education 

02:40

03:00

  • Roles and responsibilities of local land councils/authorities in protecting the rights and interests of traditional aboriginal landowners and making agreements on Aboriginal land  
  • Towards a strategic approach to future management of local Aboriginal land and boosting economic potential of aboriginal landholdings  
  • What are some initiatives being undertaken to boost economic activity and indigenous industry development?

04:00

08:30

09:00

IMPROVING PARTNERSHIP ARRANGEMENTS FOR BETTER OUTCOMES 

09:10

  • How can organisations, government and aboriginal corporations work effectively to increase engagement with aboriginal people and provide better access to training, employment and business opportunities in indigenous communities?  
  • Harnessing the value of each party to drive growth and creating strong partnerships to advance indigenous economic development  
  • Case examples of successful partnerships and outcomes achieved 

10:00

  • Role of universities in indigenous economic development  
  • Understanding the partnerships between industry and Swinburne University 
  • Developing the skills and employment prospects of indigenous people through professional placements and internships 
  • Defining factors for a successful partnership and future plans to bring Indigenous knowledge to industry  

10:40

INDIGENOUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ENTERPRISE AND EMPLOYMENT 

11:10

  • Challenges and lessons learnt from building an entrepreneurial indigenous business  
  • How other companies can implement skills-based programs and invest in upskilling and training for indigenous employees 
  • Utilising technology to improve indigenous education and employment  

11:40

  • Laying the foundations for indigenous entrepreneurship: Lessons learnt and key success factors for building an indigenous business  
  • Boosting the visibility of indigenous industries and ensuring businesses maintain a connection to cultural heritage 
  • Collaborating with Government, community and corporations to overcome barriers to success and provide support for indigenous businesses to grow and prosper 

12:30

01:30

  • Understanding the Darwin Innovation Hub and how it builds capability and creates an innovation ecosystem in the Northern Territory  
  • Programs implemented to improve access to mentoring, funding, resources and business networks for indigenous start-ups and entrepreneurs  
  • Key success factors for Government, industry and businesses to collaborate and embrace innovation and drive economic diversification in indigenous communities 

02:10

  • Strategies to improve engagement with indigenous communities, encourage indigenous recruitment and enhance indigenous workforce participation  
  • Developing the skills and capability of indigenous people with training and education  
  • Measuring success of employment programs: what works, what does not, and ways to overcome barriers and develop mutually beneficial indigenous workforce strategies 

02:50

  • Starting intergenerational change in the way we look at survival, rich and wealth 
  • What are some basic activities that can start our people on the path of long term economic development 
  • How small steps can develop into long term and permanent change in economic develop for Indigenous people

03:20

IMPROVING ACCESS TO FINANCE AND CAPITAL IN ABORIGINAL BUSINESSES 

03:40

  • Understanding initiatives taken by First Australians Capital to create jobs, accelerate entrepreneurialism, establish enterprises and drive prosperity for indigenous people 
  • Overcoming barriers to capital and provide developmental support to indigenous businesses  
  • Lessons learnt and future directions to grow the indigenous business sector and strengthen the entrepreneurial culture of indigenous communities 

04:10

  • Understanding how leveraging leased assets as collateral offers an alternative financing option for Indigenous businesses 
  • Lessons learnt and how corporations can help overcome barriers to accessing private funding and build capability in Aboriginal businesses  

04:40

Workshop Leader   

 
 
Dianne Borella 
Cultural and Leadership Development Expert 
Dianne Borella Consultancy
 
Dianne was born and resides in Darwin on Larrakia country. She is an Aboriginal (Yawuru) & Torres Strait Islander woman with links to Broome and the Torres Straits. She has over 35 years’ experience in working in Darwin, Nhulunby, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Thursday Island in roles with the Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education and Training, (aka Department of Education, Science and Training), Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing in the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and has worked in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Service and Indigenous Affairs. 
 

Agenda 

 
7.30 Assembly at Cullen Bay Marina (attendees to make their own way to ferry terminal) 
 
8.00 Ferry transfer to Wurrumiyanga  
* Check-in: Group has to check-in at the terminal 7.45 am (15 minutes prior to departure)  
 
10.30 Arrival at Wurrumiyanga  
 
10.50 Bus Tour to meet the locals and experience the art and culture of Wurrumiyanga  
Venue: Art & Culture Centre 
 
12.00   Bus to Mantiyupwi Motel (Conference Centre) 
Host: Dianne Borella  
 
12.10 Welcome to Country – Traditional Owner, Tiwi Culture, Tiwi Protocols, Tiwi Way, Q & A opportunity 
Mavis Kerinaiua, Indigenous Engagement Officer  
 
12.25 Session 1: Advancing indigenous economic development in rural communities   
 
12.50 Lunch Break  
 
13.20 Session 2: Improving opportunities for indigenous communities through employment and education programs    
 
14.10 Interaction  
 
14.20 Session 3: Supporting aboriginal enterprise development through effective governance and collaboration 
 
14.40 Walk to Wurrumiyanga ferry terminal (5-minute walk from Venue to terminal)
 
15:15 Departure from Tiwi to Darwin  
* Check-in: Group has to check-in at the terminal at 3.00 pm (15 minutes prior to departure)  
 
17.45 Arrive at Cullen Bay Marina