Amid a growing trend for natural eco-friendly products, an Indigenous-led and owned business — Native Secrets, has made its mark.

Native Secrets Co-founders Bidjara man Phil Thompson and Wailwan woman Cherie Thompson harvest native ingredients to create skincare products on Wiradjuri country (outside Dubbo). By harvesting overgrown species, they are restoring the lands natural biodiversity. Increased biodiversity helps reinvigorate the ecosystem for native wildlife, such as the rare Pink-tailed worm lizard. It also encourages other native

Leah Armstrong — Driving change

Navigating through systems can be a long journey but learning from the past is a way to unlock the future. First Australians Capital (FAC) Co-Chairperson and Managing Director, Leah Armstrong is a Torres Strait Islander woman with a passion to bring culture and capital together to stimulate economic growth in Indigenous businesses and communities creating greater opportunities for the next generations.

We have the Power: where’s the Love, where’s the Justice.

"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love." Martin Luther King Jnr

Bethany Dance – Profile

A self-professed ‘mother hen,’ Wiradjuri woman Bethany realised early in life that she thrives when she is developing relationships and impacting others.   In between Bethany’s studies (she is in her final semester of a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Journalism at Newcastle University) and her work at the local escape room, she is completing a marketing and communications internship at First Australians Capital.   “I am simply trying to

Wirrinyah Pty Ltd

Wirrinyah Pty Ltd is a local conservation, and land management service that focuses on working with local governments, businesses, and landholders to restore, conserve, and protect Indigenous cultural sites and Australia’s native flora and fauna.   Managing Director of Wirrinyah, Yugara woman Lynda Maybanks aims to have Indigenous land management practices revived, acknowledged and respected throughout Australia.   “I

Deadly Ed

Deadly Ed is an Indigenous Education provider offering a range of school-based, corporate, government and community organisations with the opportunity to enhance their cultural awareness, increase cultural visibility, and offer unique ways for their staff, educators and/or students to get hands on with Indigenous culture.  Founders, Josh Brown (Worimi) and Kane Wright (Darug) say that it’s vitally important