Ancient. New. Innovative...follow in our tracks...
Established in 2006, Indigenous Services Australia (ISA) is a 100% indigenous owned and directed company providing consulting and training services to major corporate and community entities across Australia. Our vision is to “create the awareness to enable indigenous people to walk beside others”.
ISA prides itself on the delivery of high quality, holistic indigenous participation programs. Program delivery is tailored to the specific needs of each individual client recognising that one program does not fit all and that our clients are unique in their requirements.
• Cultural diversity workshops and training
• Land access negotiations
• Negotiations between Traditional Custodians and Corporations on Native Title Agreements.
• Public Speaking
• Work readiness and ongoing support through mentor training and management
• Executive field trips
• Tailored orientation
• Targeted indigenous recruitment
• Events Management & Marketing
• Indigenous Liaison Services
• Business Development
• Securement of sponsorship and support for approved indigenous community programs
Indigenous Services Australia Owner and Managing Director, Tony Shaw, is a Wongutha person from the North Eastern Goldfields region. Tony is able to provide a wealth of knowledge and cultural understanding of Aboriginal people, which is clearly evident in his negotiating skills and his public speaking.
As a speaker, Tony is dynamic, engaging and thought provoking, his ability to reach a wide range of people has rightly earned the reputation as being one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal speakers. Over the past 10 years Tony has presented to more than 100,000 people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Tony’s achievements include:
• Original founder of the ‘Up for It’ stay at school educational program
• Founder of the Tjuma Australia Indigenous Speakers Bureau.
• Manager, Producer and Director of the 2015 Australia Day Survival celebration
• Secured the FMG sponsorship for Hockey Australia
• Integral team member of the successful Gold Road Resources negotiation team for mine access to Gruyere worth $1.2b
• Integral team member of the successful Audalia Resources $34m Medcalf Project
• Successfully negotiated the Nova Nickel mine access worth $1.1b
• For Catherine Freeman, brokers one of the largest sporting sponsorships offered in Australia
• Founder of the Goodwill Games
• Founder of the FEEL Speakers Program
Ancient. New. Innovative.
The first people of this land, the Indigenous people of Australia have an ancient culture. For people listening to our story for the first time, the ways and culture of the Indigenous people will be new. And when the ways of the Indigenous people are understood and adopted, they can be seen to be innovative. The Indigenous people are culturally driven not by money or power, but by wisdom – doing things the right way, to keep things moving the right way, at the right time.
..follow in our tracks…
Our Clients Past & Present
• Independance Group
• Regency Distributors
• 2XM Recruitment
• Main Roads WA
• Audalia Resources
• Sirius Resources NL
• BGC Contracting
• WRH Plant Hire
• Collingwood Football Club
• Goldfields Limited
• Skywest Airlines
• Country Arts WA
• Xstrata Nickel
• Port Adelaide Football Club
• Gold Road Resources
• BHP Nickel West
• Chamber of Commerce and Industry
• West Coast Eagles Football Club
• NRW Civil & Mining
• Fremantle Football Club
• St Barbara Ltd
• ANZ SA/WA
“Tony’s knowledge of Aboriginal History is outstanding and when intertwined with his own personal story, drives home the impact of past policies on generations that are still coming to terms with the impact of those policies on their lives and the lives of their families. As a Wongutha man, he also has very good knowledge of cultural issues and delivers this in a way that is witty, entertaining, and deeply moving.
I would not hesitate to recommend Tony to anyone or any organisation wanting to develop their understanding of Indigenous culture, in order to work more effectively with Aboriginal people and towards reconciliation.”Mick Gooda
Tony and his team delivered cultural awareness training across the airline, reaching close to 200 people.
The comments and feedback I received from many staff was “life-changing”, “eye-opening”, “surprising”, “enlightening”, “interesting”.
Many of our team simply had little or no knowledge of Aboriginal Australia.
I witnessed many individual ‘light bulb’ moments when apathy was replaced by understanding. Bringing this training to the company was one of the most personally rewarding experiences I have had in my professional career and I hope that the legacy of the stories that the ISA team shared with Skywest continues on.Johanna Ramsay
“I really liked how Tony prefaced his presentation by explaining that everyone has their own ‘story’, none better or worse than another, just different. I think this was really important in me understanding that listening to the stories of individuals is just as critical as having an understanding of Australian Aboriginal history that may have common influence on stories.”Anonymous Feedback
“The session was one of great inspiration to me and one of the best times I have spent in life. I cannot commend the work of Tony Shaw and his team enough.”Mark Margetic
“Many of the misconceptions I had were resolved.”Anonymous Feedback
Read below for the latest news, upcoming events and important information coming from Indigenous Services Australia:
ISA proud to be announced a winner in the 24th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2017 – Spirit of Australia Award!
2017 has already been a good year for us at Indigenous Services Australia, and we can now proudly add to that by announcing we were a winner in the 24th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2017!
We would like to thank everyone involved in achieving the award., and look forward to continuing our good work in Australia.read more
We are very proud to be announced as a Finalist in the 24th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2017.
Our team here at Indigenous Services Australia work hard for our cause whether we win awards or not. But awards certainly help!read more
Indigenous Services Australia (ISA) has teamed with Regency Foods Australia, who specialise in supplying quality meat and small-goods across Australia.
ISA provides specialised consulting, development and training services to corporate and community organisations throughout Australia.
It was during a cultural diversity weekend with the Regency Foods Australia team recently that the partnership between ISA and Regency was formalised. The Regency team learned about Aboriginal Australia’s story, the significance of the land and dreamtime beliefs for Aboriginal people and the importance of communication, trust and loyalty. Together both groups bring together Western and Aboriginal approaches to conducting business, essentially combining the world’s oldest living culture with the operational expertise of a state-wide food services organisation.read more
Aboriginal Australia is constantly questioned as to why our people, the First Australians, have an emotional mindset that others struggle to understand.
The ‘Corporate World’ is endeavouring to learn and engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but the real challenge will be in developing associations that are more meaningful and longer-term.
“It’s not just about listening, it’s about truly Feeling the stories”
ISA urge the world to take this opportunity to listen, question, FEEL, and engage in a program that has been created to deliver a powerful experience like no other.
FEEL showcases 4 or 5 speakers with Aboriginal and other cultural backgrounds who will give an upfront and honest insight into their personal achievements and aspirations. These are genuine human beings who have followed our mantra, and achieved extraordinary outcomes for others.read more
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Whether you have a question, would like to discuss our services, or simply want to find out more about us, please do get in touch.
Our General Manager Carol Wallbank can be contacted on 0408 201 610
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