IQ Traffic congratulates the WA State Government on its great initiative in holding last week’s Aboriginal Business Expo, ahead of the launch of the state’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy on July 1.
Hundreds of people attended the event, at which 60 booths were set up with representatives from a wide range of Aboriginal businesses.
IQ Traffic, which launched at the expo, aim to provide employment, careers and a culturally inclusive workplace for potentially hundreds of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal employees. They found the expo to be an important opportunity to meet with government buyers and showcase the company’s capabilities.
IQ Traffic representatives had the opportunity to talk about their capabilities to members of the public, government buyers and industry representatives.
“WA’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP) demonstrates a commitment from the state government to follow the path created by the federal government, and have a real and measurable focus on providing opportunities and much needed support to Aboriginal businesses,” IQ Traffic Managing Director Katina Law said.
“WA has some remarkable ventures, products and professional services headed and driven by local Aboriginal people, ready for opportunities. It will be great to see them succeed and grow through the implementation of the APP.”
The APP aims to support positive change and increased economic participation of Aboriginal people throughout the State. The initial target of awarding one per cent of contracts to registered Aboriginal businesses will increase to two per cent on July 1, 2019 and three per cent on July 1, 2020. The targets will apply to all government agencies and government trading enterprises when purchasing goods, services, community services and works.
About IQ Traffic: IQ Traffic is an Aboriginal-owned Traffic Management company specialising in innovative, safe and tailored traffic management services in the Mid West, the South West and the Goldfields. The company is the result of a partnership between WA Aboriginal consultancy company IPS and traffic management company Quality Traffic Management.
Katina Law, Damien Chalk, Simone McKeown and Todd Bendall at the launch.