Founding principles

The Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce’s vision is Indigenous prosperity through commerce and private enterprise.

Edge of the trees aboriginal sculptures

Edge of the trees Aboriginal sculptures

Its founding principle is that commerce and private enterprise is essential to economic development and genuine self-sufficiency and that Indigenous communities will not move from poverty to prosperity unless the conditions necessary for private enterprise and commerce to thrive exist in those communities.

The Indigenous Chamber recognises that a gap exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and that, increasingly, a gap is developing between remote and urban Indigenous communities. The Indigenous Chamber believes that these gaps can be closed without the need for indefinite handouts but through the normal progression to full commercial participation.

The Indigenous Chamber also believes that unlocking Indigenous communities to real and sustainable development and bringing all Indigenous people into full participation in commerce will benefit the entire Australian economy.

Values