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Reach Out Program – Indigenous Business Support

31 January, 2020, Posted By tvlchamber

The Australian Government and Australian Taxation Office (ATO) initiative, Reach Out, is an Indigenous business support project designed to identify the unique needs of Indigenous small businesses and help them meet their tax and superannuation obligations.

The pilot program is one of several initiatives introduced with the aim to increase economic participation of Indigenous Australians and helping beuild sustainable businesses.

Through the program, businesses are supported to:

  • improve the business and financial acumen of Indigenous business owners
  • provide tailored support and education to Indigenous small businesses to build the business, financial literacy and raise awareness about managing obligations
  • recognise the economic importance of the Indigenous small businesses
  • build a connection with the Indigenous community to work together to support and influence Indigenous busiensses
  • build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous partners and other Government and non-government agencies
  • provide career development opportunities and develop cultural awareness in all ATO staff.

If you are running an Indigenous small business and would like to know more about the Reach Out – Indigenous Business Support project pilot, click here or email ReachOut@ato.gov.au


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In the wake of health advice regarding physical distancing and restriction on social gatherings, the Townsville Chamber is temporarily suspending its event calendar. The CBD Coffee of Thursday 2 April is suspended and we will resume outdoors networking events as soon as safe to do so. The Business Matters presentation by Townsville City Council on Tuesday 31 March at YWAM has been postponed. We are investigating other ways to deliver Business Matters information sessions and will advise in due course. We thank you for your understanding. Keep checking our website and social media pages for updated information on assistance for businesses. Dismiss