Hearings continue for the Indigenous participation inquiry

THE Indigenous Affairs Committee will hear from Woolworths Group and Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory (APO NT) this Thursday as part of its inquiry into pathways and participation opportunities for Indigenous Australians in employment and business. Witnesses will be attending by conference call.

Committee Chair Julian Leeser MP said both organisations would provide valuable insights to the inquiry as Woolworths is an industry leader in Indigenous recruitment and APO NT is a respected voice in Aboriginal governance.

"Woolworths currently employs over 4,500 First Nations people," Mr Leeser said. "Since partnering with the government under the Employment Parity Initiative, more than 2,800 Indigenous job seekers have been offered employment with the company.

"APO NT has long been an advocate for Indigenous self-determination and economic development. The committee looks forward to discussing ways to reduce barriers to Indigenous participation and economic opportunities at this hearing," Mr Leeser said.

Public hearing details

Date: Thursday, 25 February 2021
Time: 11.40am to 12.50pm AEDT

A live audio stream of the hearing will be accessible at https://www.aph.gov.au/Watch_Read_Listen.

A full program will be available at the inquiry website.


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