Cash for en­trepreneurs

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INDIGE­NOUS en­trepreneurs in the Lin­giari elec­torate are in line for $619,727 in Com­mon­wealth fund­ing as part of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s $5 bil­lion com­mu­nity-led Indige­nous Ad­vance­ment Strat­egy.

In an­nounc­ing the fund­ing, Indige­nous Af­fairs Min­is­ter Nigel Scul­lion said the money would help en­trepreneurs with the ideas and en­ergy to start a small busi­ness who were stymied by risk averse banks.

“The gov­ern­ment has stepped in where the banks won’t lend and these grants will help re­mote and re­gional indige­nous en­trepreneurs move their com­mu­ni­ties from the mis­ery of wel­fare and into the dig­nity of work,” he said.

“There are too many indige­nous en­trepreneurs whose busi­ness ideas have the po­ten­tial to trans­form their com­mu­ni­ties but they just need a hand to get started.”

Sen­a­tor Nigel Scul­lion

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