The team at Dundee Rock are committed to strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples.
We recognise and appreciate the Federal Government’s Reconciliation Action Plan, which seeks to guide and continue collaborative work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through:
- Race relations
- Equality and equity
- Institutional integrity
- Historical acceptance
As a 100% Aboriginal-owned organisation, we actively work to create opportunities for Indigenous peoples. In doing so, we contribute to the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and help non-Indigenous organisations meet the Federal Government’s 20% Indigenous Procurement policy.
Indigenous Advancement Strategy
The Australian Government has made Indigenous Affairs a significant national priority. The Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) is the way in which the Australian Government funds and delivers a range of programmes targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Introduced on 1 July 2014, the IAS replaced more than 150 individual programmes and activities with five flexible, broad-based programmes:
- Jobs, Land and Economy
- Children and Schooling
- Safety and Wellbeing
- Culture and Capability
- Remote Australia Strategies
The Australian Government has set three clear priorities to make sure efforts are effectively targeted.
Economic Development Closing the Gap
“Economic development driven by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people is the key to developing strong and sustainable economies that can empower local residents and provide greater employment opportunities.”
The Australian Government recognises that encouraging more Indigenous Australians to consider a life in small business which can drive economic development at the local level.
Providing the right support ensures more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people thrive in the business sector – and for this reason, the Government has implemented a range of integrated initiatives that balance demand with side policies that create and drive opportunities for Indigenous businesses with supply reforms that build the capacity and effectiveness of businesses to capitalise on these opportunities.