$123 million boost to Indigenous response to COVID-19

Posted: April 3rd, 2020


Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP announced today that $123 million is available over two financial years for targeted measures to support Indigenous businesses and communities to increase their responses to COVID-19.

Assistance includes support through Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), who will provide Indigenous businesses with specialist advice on how to help businesses survive, adapt, recover, and access the different business support packages available from the Government.

The National Indigenous Australians Agency is also supporting a variety of agencies to look at how local Indigenous workers can help address workforce shortages, particularly in regional and remote areas where the usual workforce is unavailable.

Funding will go to regional and remote communities while travel restrictions are in place so they are prepared and responsive to evolving issues that emerge during the crisis.

See the full Media Release here