The Business Council of Australia has a longstanding commitment to enhance economic development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (in this report referred to as Indigenous) peoples. This work is led by the Business Council’s Indigenous Engagement Task Force, which consists of chief executives and other senior leaders of Business Council member companies.
In the spirit of ensuring Indigenous voices are represented in matters that relate to Indigenous peoples, the Business Council has recently invited two leaders from the Indigenous community to join the Task Force.
Empowerment is necessary to achieve full participation in the Australian economy. The Business Council has long supported constitutional recognition and presents this second submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.