Certification & Confirmation as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person and Business Owner
FACCI’s Policy on Certification / Confirmation as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person states that:
a person/s claiming to be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait and Business Owner is required to:
- be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
- identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- be accepted as such by the community in which they live, or formerly lived
- provide as evidence, written confirmation of each of the above and their family connection from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Controlled legal entity
- be prepared to answer reasonable and respectful questions about their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Heritage
Why does FACCI require evidence?
Recent Government Procurement and Employment Policies are intended to address the social and economic disadvantage that First Australians often face as the result of past policies and inter-generational deprivation. Requesting proof of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage ensures that the good intentions of Government, the Corporate Sector and Advocacy Bodies such as FACCI and its members are honoured and that these initiatives achieve the best possible outcomes for First Australians who through their own motivation and efforts are participating in and contributing to the wider Australian and global economies. It also supports FACCI’s role in maintaining the integrity of the sector.