ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Mar 2015

In March 2015, the government of Australia announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.

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SOURCE



Australian Department of Finance, guest post by Allan Barger of 23 March 2015, 'Strengthened Indigenous Procurement Policy':
http://www.finance.gov.au/blog/2015/03/23/guest-post-strengthened-indigenous-procurement-policy/

Australian Government, Department of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, 'New Indigenous Procurement Policy': https://www.dpmc.gov.au/indigenous-affairs/about/jobs-land-and-economy-programme/new-indigenous-procurement-policy

Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion and Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, media release of 17 March 2015: http://minister.indigenous.gov.au/media/2015-03-17/commonwealth-taking-steps-increase-indigenous-jobs


Inception date: 17 Mar 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement localisation

On 17 March 2015, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs and the Minister for Finance introduced a new Indigenous procurement policy:

  • awarding 3 per cent of new Commonwealth contracts to Indigenous suppliers in 2020
  • mandatory minimum indigenous participation requirements (employment and supplier use) to help drive more Indigenous employment and supplier use in some of Australia's biggest companies
  • From 1 July 2015, Supply Nation will publish an expanded list of indigenous businesses. It will contain more information about each supplier and will include indigenous businesses that are 50 per cent or more indigenous owned.

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