According to the latest government employment study, the Indigenous unemployment rate is currently 21%, an increase of 4.3 percentage points since 2008, and is 4 times the current non-Indigenous unemployment rate of 5%. Through disempowerment and lack of opportunity, the Indigenous community in Australia has the highest rate of suicide of any community in the world.
By empowering Indigenous Youth and Budding Entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams, we can re-shape these statistics and our communities for the better.
Barayamal is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Eligible tax-deductible donations have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office.
The Company is established for the public charitable purposes of:
(i) providing benevolent relief to Indigenous Australians, particularly through addressing disempowerment and lack of opportunities in Indigenous communities; and
(ii) Empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs to create equal opportunities for Indigenous Australians in employment and business, alleviate distress, misfortunate and suffering caused by Indigenous unemployment, underemployment and underrepresentation in the business community, and close the economic gap.