Aboriginal culture and business celebrated at NSW Mining forum

March 06, 2015

Aboriginal business people were celebrated this week at a NSW Mining Forum in the Upper Hunter.
Organised by the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce with the support of NSW Minerals Council and the Office of Aboriginal Affairs, 130 people turned out to discuss the importance of providing opportunities to Aboriginal businesses. 

Attendees watched video addresses by Minister Victor Dominello and Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest.
Minister Dominello praised mining for being the first industry to enter into an IBA agreement - an Industry Based Agreement for Aboriginal Employment and Enterprise Development.
And it was a chance to hear some inspiring personal stories from Aboriginal business people, many of whom had overcome great disadvantage and numerous obstacles to build successful national and in some cases international businesses. 

A panel discussion at the conclusion of the Forum highlighted the importance of providing opportunity to Aboriginal business and people to shine. Keynote speaker Jeremy Donovan, CEO Generation One, emphasised that aboriginal businesses had the capacity to meet the needs of the mining sector and that engaging with Aboriginal business made good business sense. 

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