August 2011

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GenerationOne Blog - August 2011


The need for strong partnerships between Indigenous communities and employers was a central theme at a “Big Yarn on Skills and Training for a Career” hosted by GenerationOne at the Garma Festival in north-east Arnhem Land on August 7. The four-day festival is held annually by the Yothu Yindi Foundation at the Garma ceremonial ground at Gulkula, an area of ancestral significance for the Yolngu people, where participants camp in a stringybark forest that overlooks the Gulf of Carpentaria. Professor Marcia Langton, Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, moderated a discussion between a packed audience and three panellists — Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda, GenerationOne founder Andrew Forrest and ... More...

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National Youth Week 2011

POSITION AVAILABLE: - AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT INDIGENOUS YOUNG PERSON NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK MEMBER  The Australian Government Office for Youth is seeking a young Indigenous (18–25 years) person to be a member of the National Youth Week 2012 National Planning Group (NPG). The purpose of the NPG is to plan and coordinate National Youth Week (NYW) and to provide advice and where appropriate make recommendations  regarding  NYW to the Youth Working Group, which currently sits under the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA).  As the Australian Government Indigenous Young Member for NYW 2012, you will play an important role in providing advice that could lead to increased engagement and participation of young Aborigi... More...

04 August @ 09:28 Add your comment

Cathy Freeman Foundation

Hi guys!  After the birth of my beautiful daughter, I have decided to do something crazy but fun (I hope)! I am running in this year’s Melbourne Marathon on 9thOctober 2011. I will be running 22km to raise important funds for the Cathy Freeman Foundation(as you know where I work) which provides educational programs and opportunities to the roughly 600 Indigenous children on Palm Island, Australia’s fourth most disadvantaged community.  I firmly believe all Indigenous and non-Indigenous children should receive the same educational opportunities in life. If you share my belief then please support my run and the Cathy Freeman Foundation at  By supporting me you are supporting these wonderful children t... More...

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