In July 2015 the Federal Government released the Indigenous Procurement Policy. The policy expressed two fundamental objectives:
Creating more employment opportunities for indigenous people, &
Stimulating private investment in new indigenous businesses.
The strategy driving these objectives had been built on the understanding that indigenous businesses are 100 times more likely to employ an indigenous person than other businesses. The argument advanced was that if we want to get more indigenous people into work, we must foster the optimum conditions for creating businesses which are highly likely to employ indigenous people.
With an ambition to advance indigenous employment and economic development in Australia, Chris Goldsmith, an indigenous business executive with extensive experience in a variety of industries and David Glavonjic, a seasoned executive with extensive CEO and board experience joined forces to form the Dreamtime Supply Company (DSC).
Every business has as its core objective the creation of a profitable company delivering monetary benefits to all its stakeholders. DSC is no exception, but its stakeholder base is clearly cemented in the indigenous community and, in its aspiration to deliver on the social agenda of creating a profitable company, which in turn will create more employment for indigenous people.
Dreamtime’s vision of developing an indigenous business is built on its strong IT&C foundations and its specialisation in Cyber Security for Government and for business. Its services include monitoring, evaluation, documentation, integration, auditing and consulting. Dreamtime’s breadth of skill coverage provides an ideal training and development environment bridging the existing gaps between education, training and employment; gaps, which can be insurmountable for many indigenous people who have the potential but not the opportunity.