of first nation Australians, captains of industry, C.E.O of Microsoft not just cleaners. It’s our way to resolve some of the injustice and help close the gap in a meaningful and sustainable way. Our hope is that rising the tide for the young of the First Nation will lift up all of Australia and bring a greater acceptance and understanding of First Nation culture and values and reconciliation for all.
regularly, compared to 10% of the broader Australian population. Despite this and many other hurdles, Australia’s First Nation entrepreneurs continue to defy the odds and contribute approximately $8.8 billion to the economy.
While 12,000 Indigenous businesses is a very positive start, there is still a long way to go to achieve parity with the Australian SME market. This would translate into approximately 78,000 First Nation businesses. We are creating a pathway for First Nation entrepreneurs to enable them to take ownership of their own destinies is critical to closing the GAP.
Through Nallawilli and the Pauline E. McLeod Foundation training and mentorship program weve helped young First Nation achieve their goals of moving into I.T
I always wanted to move into I.T. though didnt know how to get out of manual jobs
I was working 12-15 hours a day as a security guard to support my family and could bridge the skill gap into blue collar work.
Nallawilli recognises, respects and acknowledges our First Nations Peoples and all Traditional Ancestral Bloodline Original Owners and their Descendants throughout Australia. We pay our deepest respects to Elders past, present and those of the future, for they have held and still hold their Spiritual Traditional Belonging, Lore, Languages, Ceremonies, Memories and Hopes while maintaining continuity with their Country