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.