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PM to meet SA indigenous business owners

AAP logoAAP 30/10/2016

Malcolm Turnbull is using his South Australian tour this week to meet with indigenous business owners who have received contracts under the government's Indigenous Procurement Policy, which the prime minister describes as being a "spectacular success".

Since July 1 last year, the IPP has resulted in contracts worth a total of $284.2 million being awarded to 480 indigenous businesses across Australia.

"These contracts will help South Australia's indigenous businesses and communities to build economic independence," Mr Turnbull said in a joint statement with Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion.

More than half of the total value of indigenous business contracts went to the building, construction and maintenance sector.

"What makes the IPP so remarkable is the breadth of goods and services delivered by Indigenous businesses under this policy," they said.

It includes everything from uniforms, to information and communications technology, to recruitment, legal and financial services.

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