Abbotts has been operating as a trustee for Native Title trusts since 2001 when it commenced a trustee role in Port Hedland, Western Australia. Since then, it has grown and now offers its services Australia wide.
It has established an experienced team based in Perth which works closely with all of its trusts, regularly travelling to meet with the representatives of each group to ensure we provide a professional, transparent and fair service.
Through Paperbark Corporation Services it also provides a range of services to Aboriginal companies (ASIC) and corporations (ORIC) including administration, bookkeeping and governance support. It also assists these entities to liaise and do business with mining companies, local government and state government agencies by providing logistical and facilitation services for meetings.
Abbotts is part of the Armada Accountants and Advisors group of businesses.
Our Values reflect how we interact with each other, how we take the time to listen to our clients and how we learn from them about how to provide a better service. Fundamental to our values is the recognition that Aboriginal People have the absolute right to Self-Determination including the right to make decisions about their future.
Value Australia's First Peoples
Valuing the importance of our First Peoples is about acknowledging that as our original inhabitants they have special attributes including a very old living culture, spirituality, immense knowledge of how to care for country, respect for family and the elderly and a special ability to create art and music as part of culture.
Within the Abbotts Team, we believe showing respect to each other is crucially important to the way we do business. We believe by having a healthy, respectful culture within then informs and reflects the way that we interact with our clients who have often had tough lives and who deserve the utmost respect as we try to assist them with issues in their lives.
Take The Time
Respecting our clients includes taking the time to listen to them and learn from what they are saying so that we can provide a service which satisfies or meets their requirements. Aboriginal people are sick of Non-Aboriginal people providing them with the answers to their problems.
It takes courage to be honest and at Abbotts we do not expect anything less – we expect honesty and encourage asking questions of each other. All opinions are valued and considered. We also expect our clients to be honest and to ensure that they ask what they want and we in return will be honest in answering them about whether we can meet that request or not.