Addressing Indigenous Unemployment and Disadvantage Through Indigenous Social Procurement

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Indigenous unemployment and disadvantage remains an enduring and intransigent problem in Australia, while ironically skills shortages are a problem for one of the economy's largest employers, the construction industry. Realising this, the government is introducing new Indigenous procurement policies which require construction companies tendering for construction work to employ Indigenous workers and businesses. However, very little is known about the effectiveness of these policies and there is some evidence from other countries with Indigenous populations like South Africa and Canada, that they can have unintended negative consequences for indigenous communities and erode rather than create social value.

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Supervisory team
Martin
Loosemore

Built Environment
Architecture and Design
Leanne
Piggott

Business School
Centre for Social Impact
Riza
Sunindijo

Built Environment
Architecture and Design
m.loosemore@unsw.edu.au

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