National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Economic Participation

The National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Economic Participation expired on 30 June 2013.

On 18 September 2013, responsibility for this programme was transferred to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Economic Participation supports the target set by the Council of Australian Governments to halve the gap in employment outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within ten years.

The agreement aims to:

  • create properly paid, sustainable jobs in government service delivery
  • strengthen government procurement policies to maximise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment
  • incorporate Indigenous workforce strategies into major Council of Australian Governments reforms
  • increase public-sector Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and career development

The Indigenous Opportunities Policy is a direct result of the National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Economic Participation, and works to strengthen procurement policies to maximise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and business opportunities.

For more information, please visit the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.