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GenerationOne Blog - May 2012


GenerationOne spoksperson, Jeremy Donovan speaks about National Sorry Day

Today I stop and think about the significant impact that the stolen generations have played on my own life and the life of family members that have been directly affected by the policies that once stripped us of the ability to know family, to know country.... More...

24 May @ 02:46 Add your comment

Andrew Forrest - Read Andrew's speech from last weeks Address to the National Press Club Canberra

 Good day, Mr Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, and special guests In recognising Elders across Australia, past and present, and in particular, the Ngunawal and Ngambri people of this place, I want to draw your attention to a great Elder of mine.  He was known across his vast, red Yamaji lands as the senior Law man and his name in Yamaji was Elleewana. The son of a fine Scots man and a proud Australian black woman, he earned his name - Scotty Black.  He was wise, strong, agile and proud.  The gentle timbre of his voice resonated with unquestioned authority.  As a child, he was everything I admired in a man. While carrying out the traditions and customs of his people as a senior Law man, he carried another responsibility.  For more than thirty years, he was He... More...

08 May @ 03:42 Add your comment

Warren Mundine to lead GenerationOne Indigenous employment push

Indigenous leader Warren Mundine has been recruited to lead the GenerationOne campaign which aims to end the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in one generation.  GenerationOne founder Andrew Forrest welcomed Mr Mundine who will replace outgoing CEO Tim Gartrell in June.  "Warren is an outstanding Indigenous leader who believes strongly in the power of employment as the best way to rid Indigenous communities of welfare dependency and end the disparity. Warren's first task is to hold the Federal Government to its 2008 promise to provide the training necessary to deliver jobs committed under the 50,000 jobs campaign," Mr Forrest said   ... More...

03 May @ 09:18 Add your comment