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Minister Ken Wyatt Announcement

We were proud to host Minister Ken Wyatt for a morning of celebration and acknowledgment of Indigenous business hubs across Australia. Bringing together representatives virtually from Sydney and Adelaide as well as our team in Perth, this was an opportunity for Minister Wyatt to announce the expansion of the hub network into Darwin, Northern Territory. This exciting news reflects the …

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Client Feature: Lorraine Pryor

Lorraine was excited to return to the Wirra Hub her ‘second home’ to share the news and celebrate with everyone after being awarded the BHP WAIO Indigenous Employee of the Year Award. Lorraine Pryor a proud Whadjuk Ballardong women is the business owner of Voice of Hope, a program designed to inspire and mentor at risk Indigenous women. Lorraine is …

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Industry Leaders and Aboriginal Businesses connect at the Kwinana Regional Pop Up

Indigenous businesses owners and entrepreneurs joined with industry leaders to discuss partnership opportunities at a Kwinana Regional Business Hub hosted by the Wirrpanda Foundation’s Wirra Hub this week (14 September). Guests heard from Wirra Hub business coaches about the support the organisation can offer existing and emerging businesses and then from representatives from Alcoa, ADCO Constructions and Civmec about the …

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Bunbury Regional Pop Up Success with Alcoa

It was a great turn out at the Dolphin Centre in Bunbury when the Wirrpanda Foundation’s Wirra Hub hosted their regional pop up hub to service Aboriginal businesses. Attendees heard from their Bunbury Regional Pop Up major partner: Alcoa, about local procurement opportunities and an update on upcoming work in the South West region. Also presenting on the day were …

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Wirrpanda Foundation and Alcoa partner to bring support to Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West

Support for existing and emerging Aboriginal businesses will be provided in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West areas thanks to a new partnership between the Wirrpanda Foundation and Alcoa. Alcoa, through its global charity the Alcoa Foundation, is providing funding for the Wirrpanda Foundation’s Wirra Hub to deliver nine business pop-ups in areas near where the resources company operates. …

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Client Feature: Jarni Creative

It was a photo of her late grandfather that inspired emerging artist Jarni McGuire to pick up a pen and start sketching. Now years later, and with the help of the Wirra Hub, Jarni is turning that passion for art into a growing graphic design business – Jarni Creative. Through support provided by the Wirra Hub and Business Coach Christine …

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Wirra Hub Visits Albany!

We had a great turn out for our first Albany regional pop-up last month at the Albany Business Centre where two of our Wirra Hub Business Coaches met with Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander businesses and service providers. Attendees heard from our Business Coaches about Wirra Hub’s services and were also on hand to provide expert advice and one-on-one coaching to …

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Wirra Hub Visits Carnarvon

As part of the Wirra Hub’s commitment to providing support to Aboriginal businesses located in regional Western Australia, the Hub has continued to host Pop Up Regional Hubs in 2021.  It was a great turn out as the Wirra Hub returned to Carnarvon to host the second Regional Pop Up Hub in the region at the Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre.   Attendees heard from our Business Coaches …

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Celebrating one year of the Wirra Hub

On Tuesday 9th March we were joined by clients, service providers and special guests including The Hon. Steve Irons, Federal Minister for Swan; Mr Chris Bothams on behalf of The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians; and Wirrpanda Foundation Board members to celebrate our first year of operation. Through the services offered here at the Hub including …

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Corporate Opportunity: NRW Street Banner Project

Reconciliation Week is celebrated annually from 27 May to 3 June and recognises the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and achievements. For the past decade, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has coordinated the Street Banner Project, displaying banners sponsored by organisations in prominent locations across Western Australia. With the support of a growing …