August 2010

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GenerationOne Blog - August 2010

North West Kimberley Mobile Try-A-Trade

GenerationOne joined up with DEEWR's Mobile-Try-A-Trade in the West Kimberley last week. Mobile Try a Trade is an initiative of the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO), and both the NDCO program and Mobile Try a Trade are DEEWR (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations) funded programs. The project is a DEEWR initiative and involves a team of skilled trades' men and women and support staff, travelling around regional and remote areas of Northern Western Australia to promote career pathways in industries experiencing skills shortages in regional Western Australia.... More...

30 August @ 12:01 Add your comment

2010 Deadly Awards

Voting is now open for the 2010 Deadly Awards . the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, sport, entertainment and community awards. Vote today and have your say . who do you think deserves to win a Deadly in 2010? More...

28 August @ 12:00 Add your comment

Breaking News: Responses from Parties on Indigenous Policy

Just a quick update to let you know that GenerationOne has now received letters from the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, and the Leader of the Australian Greens, Bob Brown in response to our letter of 4 August, proposing industry specific training and employment for Indigenous Australians. All three letters can be viewed below (pdf): ... More...

18 August @ 09:48 Add your comment

Peter Shergold supports a new approach to Indigenous training

Professor Peter Shergold, AC supports industry specific training to create sustainable employment for Indigenous Australians.  Peter Shergold will be working with GenerationOne to ensure the industry specific training for Indigenous Australians is brought to fruition. Read his approach and speech below: ... More...

16 August @ 02:41 Add your comment

Breaking News: Election 2010

GenerationOne held a media launch where both the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott MP, and Tanya Plibersek MP (representing the PM) gave in-principle support to our proposal for Industry Vocational Training and Employment Centres for Indigenous job seekers. This bi-partisan support ensures these IVTECs are now part of the policies of the major parties, regardless of who wins Government. Professor Peter Shergold AC and GenerationOne founder Andrew Forrest gave strong and passionate speeches about the need to make the training system work to deliver jobs that last for Indigenous Australians. You can read Andrew's speech below: ... More...

12 August @ 01:52 Add your comment

Election 2010 Ending Indigenous Disadvantage and Disparity

Through our recent consultation with the communities, towns and cities across Australia, our latest Ideas Forum on Indigenous employment that lasts and the support and comments from you, our supporters, we want to share with you the latest GenerationOne policy development. You can read a letter we have presented to all political parties by clicking here*. The hope is that we receive in-principle support from both parties for industry specific vocational training and employment support for Indigenous Australians. ... More...

11 August @ 11:48 Add your comment

Financial barriers to studying can be overcome through IBA's Scholarship fund

Indigenous Business Australia is now offering tailored financial assistance to support mature-aged Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians who are aspiring to achieve higher educational qualifications in business and administration. ... More...

02 August @ 12:36 Add your comment