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BUSINESS | Indigenous Business Roundtable and more

Over the past three years, Harbinger’s John Armstrong has been managing Blak Business Smart Business, an Indigenous business hub working across the South East corner of Queensland.

Recently, John has been participating in far reaching advocacy and support activities including an Indigenous business roundtable organised by The Global Foundation and hosted by the Queensland Governor, Quentin Bryce, at Government House. The event was focused on Partnerships and Indigenous Success and was attended by 50 business and Indigenous participants. 

Also, John recently facilitated a discussion and workshop at the Reconciliation Business Forum providing valuable information and inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs. He’ll be presenting a workshop at the Collaborative Indigenous Policy Conference in Brisbane this month presenting some ideas about better policy to encourage sustainable employment and career opportunities for Indigenous people. Collaborative policy is a innovative approach to developing relevant policy. It is defined by the Sacramento State Centre for Collaborative Policy as “a process whereby one or more public agencies craft a solution to a policy issue using consensus-driven dialogue with diverse parties who will be affected by the solution or who can help to implement it”.

John’s experience and knowledge of small business development across a range of industries coupled with his awareness of cross-cultural communication and awareness is a cornerstone of Harbinger’s work and practice particularly as it informs local and community economic development.


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