But, do these opportunities get spread across the population. Do we all get a piece of the Opportunity Pie? What are Governments and Corporate Businesses doing for the little guys. If I speak to people in my community, I get told that this business or service provider gets preference in this space and another business or service provider gets preference in that space. The only preference models I can support or accept are those services that (1) are performed best by Aboriginal organisations, and I mean not for profits, not businesses; OR (2) are achieving successful outcomes in their space.
To avoid monopolosation and the “for profit” sector imposing themselves; their expectations; and their world views on our communities, we need protections in place that guarantees our local not for profit Aboriginal organisations continue to operate as service providers AND that local Aboriginal businesses in each region, are not overlooked in favour of bigger businesses that seem to get all of the contracts.
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