With the recent discussion about the closure of remote Aboriginal communities there has been a lack of recognition of the   success that is occurring in enterprise development in some parts of WA. Red Ochre Director, Adrian Azzari-Colley was in the Kimberley again in April and was pleasantly surprised by the developments that are occurring there. […]

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Do the major corporations have the capacity to ensure they are interfacing effectively with Aboriginal businesses?  The good news is that most major corporations that do business in regional Australia recognise the value in creating economic opportunities that are inclusive of Aboriginal businesses.  The bad news is that there is still scope to do better […]

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Delivering to Local Government

On April 16, 2015 By

In Australia there has been a lot of talk lately about the pros and cons of amalgamating local government authorities. Is it more cost effective?  If so, does it necessarily come at the cost of locally responsive government?

Local government authorities in regional Australia certainly face a big challenge.  How do you advance […]

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Red Ochre Director, Adrian Azzari-Colley was in the Kimberley last December and was fortunate enough to be invited to meet with the owners of Kimberley Manufacturing Pty Ltd (KMPL). This very exciting Aboriginal owned company manufactures steel roof trusses and wall frames for the Kimberley, […]

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As we go to press there is disconcerting talk of remote communities in WA being closed due to insufficient government funding, of whole communities potentially being dislocated from country and a new wave of social problems. Understandably, people are very confused about what the future holds.

At Red Ochre we have learnt that every challenge can be re-worked into a new opportunity, provided there is goodwill […]

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Red Ochre works with clients to develop succinct and powerful descriptions of the services they offer. Recently consultant John Scougall assisted former West Coast Eagle Travis Gaspar to develop guidelines for the Inspired Living Program, Travis said:

“The guidelines paint a clear and simple picture of our objectives and how we measure them. It not only […]

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Indigenous Workabout

On October 23, 2014 By

Dean Wynne has a business that has the potential to change the future for young Noongar people in South West WA. Dean’s business, Indigenous Workabout, is an excellent initiative  – it provides the platform to mentor young Aboriginal people back into the workforce through positions in the building industry.

Dean’s a big believer in the […]

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Director Adrian Azzari-Colley recently returned from a tour of mines in the mineral rich Mt Isa region. He was there promoting the value Aboriginal businesses provide to mining companies.

While touring these Queensland mines, Adrian was joined by Red Ochre consultant Brad Eggmolesse. Brad is a new and very welcome member to the Red Ochre […]

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