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Regional Pop Up Success

As part of the Wirra Hub’s commitment to providing support to Aboriginal businesses located in regional Western Australia, the Hub has commenced a series of Pop Up Regional Hubs to assist the service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses outside the Perth metro region.

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New home for Aboriginal Business Directory

Wirra Hub is encouraging Indigenous enterprises to list on the new-look Aboriginal Business Directory WA to take advantage of attractive State Government procurement terms offered as a COVID-19 stimulus measure.

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Landgate’s SPUR grant placement for Indigenous candidate

Building on the success of the SPURonWA grant, Landgate is offering an accelerator program that supports small business and start-ups navigate working with government and seed funding. The SPUR Location Technology Accelerator program is offering up to six grant placements, one of which is dedicated to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidate, worth $25,000 each.

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Wirra Hub is coming to Mandurah!

Wirra Hub is coming to Mandurah this Wednesday, August 26 to assist the Indigenous businesses sector to thrive through supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wanting to start, grow or sustain their businesses.

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Changes to the Indigenous Procurement Policy

On 1 July 2020 changes to the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) came into effect. The changes to the IPP first announced by the Australian Government in 2019 include: – The requirement to include mandatory minimum Indigenous participation targets (MMR) in approaches to market from 1 July 2020 for Commonwealth contracts valued at $7.5 million or more now apply to an …

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Curtin Ignition Indigenous Scholarship

Curtin University is offering scholarship opportunities for Indigenous Entrepreneurs through their Ignition Program. Ignition is an intensive five and a half day commercialisation education program that gives attendees an exciting opportunity to network with innovative like-minded people, some of whom have decades of entrepreneurial expertise to draw on. At the end of the program attendees will have developed a business …

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Support for Businesses to address the impacts of COVID-19

During this time of the COVID19 crisis, we understand that many of you will be dealing with the health and wellbeing of your family, staff, customers and community as well as the cashflow challenges for your business. During this challenging time, we must all work together to protect the community and support local businesses. The Federal and State Government, Banks …

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Wirra Hub Launch

The Wirrpanda Foundation, with the support of the Australian Government, under the Indigenous Business Sector Strategy (IBSS), opened the WA Indigenous Business Hub in February. Located in Burswood, the space also known as the Wirra Hub will provide significant opportunity for Indigenous Businesses to access business advice and connect with existing mainstream and Indigenous-specific business support services. The Hon Ken Wyatt …