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First People difference

Proudly supporting our people across the nation

Why join First People?

Supplier diversity has significant and measurable long-term business benefits. Almost half a century of data from the United States indicates that diverse supply chains are more sustainable, flexible and innovative. Supply Nation membership can be a catalyst for growth in your organisation as your procurement team unlocks the potential and value of including Indigenous businesses in your supply chain.

If your organisation has a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) or is thinking about developing one,
Supply Nation membership is an essential component to include. You will also have access to research and data to inform Corporate Social Responsibility reporting and measure your social impact.

Our Memberships.

Browse our membership options to support the First People mission

For Small to Medium Enterprises

For organisations with an annual turnover of $10m or less

Membership benefits:

Supplier diversity is a global movement designed to harness planned and budgeted procurement spend and redirect it to traditionally under-represented businesses where it can create greater social good and give businesses a strong competitive advantage. Supplier diversity offers under-represented businesses the same opportunities to compete for business as other qualified suppliers and drives a range of business benefits, including sustainability, flexibility, innovation and value. A proactive approach is required to change entrenched organisational processes: historical practices and commercial habits tend to limit opportunities for new suppliers.

Supply Nation’s world-leading 5-step verification process provides peace of mind that the businesses on Indigenous Business Direct are truly Indigenous owned. Supply Nation membership provides the support to provide a level playing field for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers.

Gig Post

$129

The Gig Post is suitable for organisations seeking to employ a First Nations person for a gig based opportunity such as a public art project, small scale freelance contract or equivalent

Not-For-Profit

For organisations with an annual turnover of $10m or less

Private: Company

$400
  • 5x Featured Job posts
  • Posts displayed for 40 days
  • Access the talent network
  • Message talent
  • Posts shared to our social media

Membership benefits:

Supplier diversity is a global movement designed to harness planned and budgeted procurement spend and redirect it to traditionally under-represented businesses where it can create greater social good and give businesses a strong competitive advantage. Supplier diversity offers under-represented businesses the same opportunities to compete for business as other qualified suppliers and drives a range of business benefits, including sustainability, flexibility, innovation and value. A proactive approach is required to change entrenched organisational processes: historical practices and commercial habits tend to limit opportunities for new suppliers.

Supply Nation’s world-leading 5-step verification process provides peace of mind that the businesses on Indigenous Business Direct are truly Indigenous owned. Supply Nation membership provides the support to provide a level playing field for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers.

Government & Corporate

For organisations with an annual turnover of $10m or less

Membership benefits:

Supplier diversity is a global movement designed to harness planned and budgeted procurement spend and redirect it to traditionally under-represented businesses where it can create greater social good and give businesses a strong competitive advantage. Supplier diversity offers under-represented businesses the same opportunities to compete for business as other qualified suppliers and drives a range of business benefits, including sustainability, flexibility, innovation and value. A proactive approach is required to change entrenched organisational processes: historical practices and commercial habits tend to limit opportunities for new suppliers.

Supply Nation’s world-leading 5-step verification process provides peace of mind that the businesses on Indigenous Business Direct are truly Indigenous owned. Supply Nation membership provides the support to provide a level playing field for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers.

Gig Post

$129

The Gig Post is suitable for organisations seeking to employ a First Nations person for a gig based opportunity such as a public art project, small scale freelance contract or equivalent

Supporting our futures.

Browse our membership options to support the First People mission

Yarns.

Our People. Our Stories. Our Talents.

What are you supporting?

Supplier diversity is a global movement designed to harness planned and budgeted procurement spend and redirect it to traditionally under-represented businesses where it can create greater social good and give businesses a strong competitive advantage. Supplier diversity offers under-represented businesses the same opportunities to compete for business as other qualified suppliers and drives a range of business benefits, including sustainability, flexibility, innovation and value. A proactive approach is required to change entrenched organisational processes: historical practices and commercial habits tend to limit opportunities for new suppliers.

Supply Nation’s world-leading 5-step verification process provides peace of mind that the businesses on Indigenous Business Direct are truly Indigenous owned. Supply Nation membership provides the support to provide a level playing field for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers.

Hear the stories of Talented Mob around the Country.

Yarns is a fortnightly podcast where we catch up with Mob from around the country to have a yarn, learn more about their skills and to witness some skills in action.

All Episodes

Ep. 1

A man of many talents

Posted on 20.01.2024

Richard Harte.

Murri, Noongar

Meet Richie. A qualified Stevedore currently working for Qube. Richard has over 12 years working as a Stevedore across various sites. He is an exceptional worker who has headed up the union for change.

My Skills
Stevedore 98%
Rigging & Handling 85%
Communication and Punctuality 95%
Computer Literacy 70%

Want to connect with Richard? Register a business account today to access.

Ep. 2

A designer with purpose

Corey Khan

Noongar | Yamatji

Designer

Meet Richie. A qualified Stevedore currently working for Qube. Richard has over 12 years working as a Stevedore across various sites. He is an exceptional worker who has headed up the union for change.

My Skills
Stevedore 98%
Rigging & Handling 85%
Communication and Punctuality 95%
Computer Literacy 70%

Want to connect with Richard? Register a business account today to access.

Brad Vitale

Meet Richie. A qualified Stevedore currently working for Qube. Richard has over 12 years working as a Stevedore across various sites. He is an exceptional worker who has headed up the union for change.

My Skills
Stevedore 98%
Rigging & Handling 85%
Communication and Punctuality 95%
Computer Literacy 70%

Want to connect with Richard? Register a business account today to access.

Tara Carroll

Koori

Founder - Sage & Soul

Meet Richie. A qualified Stevedore currently working for Qube. Richard has over 12 years working as a Stevedore across various sites. He is an exceptional worker who has headed up the union for change.

My Skills
Stevedore 98%
Rigging & Handling 85%
Communication and Punctuality 95%
Computer Literacy 70%

Want to connect with Richard? Register a business account today to access.

Troy Bennell

Meet Richie. A qualified Stevedore currently working for Qube. Richard has over 12 years working as a Stevedore across various sites. He is an exceptional worker who has headed up the union for change.

My Skills
Stevedore 98%
Rigging & Handling 85%
Communication and Punctuality 95%
Computer Literacy 70%

Want to connect with Richard? Register a business account today to access.

Max Jetta

Noongar

Bunbury Shire

Meet Richie. A qualified Stevedore currently working for Qube. Richard has over 12 years working as a Stevedore across various sites. He is an exceptional worker who has headed up the union for change.

My Skills
Stevedore 98%
Rigging & Handling 85%
Communication and Punctuality 95%
Computer Literacy 70%

Want to connect with Richard? Register a business account today to access.

Kenneth Ninyette

Meet Richie. A qualified Stevedore currently working for Qube. Richard has over 12 years working as a Stevedore across various sites. He is an exceptional worker who has headed up the union for change.

My Skills
Stevedore 98%
Rigging & Handling 85%
Communication and Punctuality 95%
Computer Literacy 70%

Want to connect with Richard? Register a business account today to access.

Max Jetta

Noongar

Bunbury Shire

Meet Richie. A qualified Stevedore currently working for Qube. Richard has over 12 years working as a Stevedore across various sites. He is an exceptional worker who has headed up the union for change.

My Skills
Stevedore 98%
Rigging & Handling 85%
Communication and Punctuality 95%
Computer Literacy 70%

Want to connect with Richard? Register a business account today to access.

Features.

Posting a Request for Quotation allows businesses to receive quotations from First Nations suppliers for particular products or services.

Whether you are looking for a Welcome to Country, wanting to commission artwork or request pricing on a project, the Request for Quotation post has got you covered.

Posting a Request for Proposal allows First Nations suppliers to create a more elaborate response to your business request. If you are conceptualising a project, Request for Proposals are great if you want to keep options open ended in order to receive responses that may not be on your businesses periphery.

Partnership Requests are a great avenue for organisations looking to partner with other businesses. For example, a First Nations building design agency partnering with a non-Indigenous building company could form a powerful collaboration for Government contracts. 

Discover. Connect. Grow together.

Have a project in mind and want to introduce it to the world? Post a Project Proposal and receive responses from organisations that are interested in collaborating with you to bring it to life.