‘Multhana’ means ‘coming together to help each other’ in the Kalkadoon language, and perfectly sums up Managing Director Joseph Wallace’s approach to the business.

Multhana is an Indigenous-owned property services company providing commercial cleaning, landscaping, and maintenance services across Southeast Queensland.

As a Jirrabal and Juru man, Joey’s passion for creating positive outcomes for the Indigenous community stems from his experience growing up as an Indigenous man in Far North Queensland. Starting his career in Indigenous affairs at the Ingham Centrelink, Joseph went on to work in Indigenous social policy and governance at all levels of government as well as in the private sector, before founding Multhana.

For Joseph, “it’s all about giving people an opportunity to get their foot in the door.” Multhana’s services are grounded in industries with low barriers to entry and high career prospects so that anyone can start, regardless of previous education or experience.

Multhana was recognised as a finalist in the Social Enterprise category for the 2021 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards (LMBAs).

Joseph recalls the excitement of the whole process and the opportunities it opened for building connections with Brisbane’s commercial sector. “It has been phenomenal. It’s really put a spotlight Indigenous employment and how businesses can use their strengths to drive reconciliation.”

Originally published by Brisbane Economic Development Agency. Read full article here

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