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GenerationOne Blog - December 2010


We have a winner....

Shania and Summer from Doomadgee QLD, follow in Madeleine Madden’s shoes Today we announce the the winners of the One Voice: Kids Address the Nation Competition. Congratulations to Shania and Summer from Doomadgee, QLD who have won the One Voice competition for their inspiring entry. The two 13-year-old Indigenous girls, inspired by Madeleine Madden’s historic address to the nation, outline the future they see for a reconciled Australia. Watch their entry and tell us what you think in the comments section. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uinE_Y7ejY4&feature=player_embedded  The girls explain in their address, “we want to help our community by helping to close the gap in education. 8 students from Doomadgee have finished year 12 in the last 10 years... More...

15 December @ 12:17 Add your comment

Community Broadcaster creating a Musical Difference - Guest Blog by PBS 106.7FM Melbourne

PBS 106.7FM in Melbourne, the largest specialist music community broadcaster in Australia, has a long established history with the diversity of indigenous music.  Indigenous music is played in many of our programs, and we also have a specific indigenous music program called ‘Big Mob’ which has graced our airwaves for many years and cemented our focus on indigenous music and musicians. The GenerationOne project resonates with us and we support the stated objective “to bring all Australians together to end the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in one generation - our generation.” Because of our musical focus PBS is uniquely placed to offer to deliver on this objective. We plan to offer three fulltime placements of twelve months each i... More...

14 December @ 03:58 Add your comment

SMH Article: Where the bloody hell are the familiar faces?

Outback authenticity adds to the Uluru experience but getting local, indigenous people involved has been an ongoing challenge. FOR a place with so much indigenous significance, Ayers Rock Resort has for many years been surprising visitors with its lack of Aboriginal faces. It is possible to spend several days at the resort without seeing a single indigenous person, despite this year marking 25 years since Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) were handed back to their traditional owners. If a bold plan comes to fruition, this situation will change drastically over the next five years, with more than 200 indigenous people to be employed at the resort. The Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC), which has bought the resort for $300 million, says in eight years' time the number will ha... More...

09 December @ 02:05 Add your comment

Action! from Tania Major

Millions of Australians heard Madeleine Madden’s address to the nation. Now it's your turn. Don’t miss your chance to have your voice heard!  Upload your video today and get voting for your chance to win a Directors Starter Kit valued at $5,500 - one for your school and another one just for you.* The competition closes on 10 December 2010 and the winner will be announced on 14 December 2010 on www.generationone.org.au, so there's no time to waste! Happy filming!!! *This competition is for young people under the age of 18... More...

06 December @ 09:04 Add your comment