$2m for re­gional Abo­rig­i­nal lead­ers

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The State Gov­ern­ment has pledged more than $2 mil­lion to­wards an Abo­rig­i­nal Gov­er­nance and Lead­er­ship De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram in re­gional WA in the hopes of en­hanc­ing Abo­rig­i­nal busi­nesses.

Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Terry Red­man said busi­nesses would have the op­por­tu­nity to grow their op­er­a­tions and busi­ness per­for­mance un­der the pro­gram’s three streams which in­clude a cor­po­rate gov­er­nance de­vel­op­ment pro­gram, a busi­ness lead­ers’ pro­gram and ac­cess to pro­cure­ment ad­vi­sory ser­vices.

Mr Red­man said the cor­po­rate gov­er­nance de­vel­op­ment pro­gram would pro­vide el­i­gi­ble Abo­rig­i­nal or­gan­i­sa­tions and boards with grants of up to $60,000 for pro­fes­sional as­sis­tance, train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and independent di­rec­tor­ships.

“Good cor­po­rate gov­er­nance strength­ens fi­nan­cial man­age­ment and strate­gic de­ci­sion­mak­ing,” he said.

“These grants will sup­port op­por­tu­ni­ties for on­go­ing train­ing, work­shops and fo­rums to up­skill man­agers and as­pir­ing man­agers.” Ap­pli­ca­tions close on June 2. For more in­for­ma­tion on the grant el­i­gi­bil­ity and cri­te­ria, visit: www.drd.wa.gov.au.

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