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Father's Day 2013

In today’s society, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men must walk in both worlds, our role as men and as Fathers has never been harder. But it has never been more important either. As fathers and as men, we must embrace the life-changing power of education and employment, believe in our children’s dreams, protect and respect their Mums, and see our Aboriginality as an advantage not a disadvantage. Happy Father’s Day!  ... More...

31 August @ 11:34 Add your comment

Garma Festival - an unbreakable rock that stands against time

Very few people can stand on a stage, where English is not their first language, and share a message that is so profound that it moves the entire audience. I was privileged to witness this at the 2013 Garma Festival in Arnhem Land, when cultural leader Djawa Yunupingu stood up and delivered a keynote address that was rock solid.  This is fitting given that the translation of the word ‘Yunupingu’ means ‘Rock’ in the words of Djawa, ‘an unbreakable rock that stands against time’.  Photo: GenerationOne's Jeremy Donovan dancing Bungul at Garma 2013. Image courtesy of BushTV.  ... More...

19 August @ 12:05 Add your comment

ELECTION 2013: Speech - Mr Andrew Forrest Founder of GenerationOne

ELECTION 2013: SPEECH - Mr Andrew Forrest Founder of GenerationOne, delivered in respone to the Coalition's announcement of their Indigneous Employment policy:   Employment dramatically changes lives for the better. I have witnessed it. I have lived it. I deeply believe this. I stand here with absolute conviction to tell you: only employment puts welfare out of work. It’s employment that allows Indigenous people to walk amongst the giants of their traditional cultures and also to have economic independence which brings self-reliance, freedom and pride...... More...

17 August @ 03:55 Add your comment

GenerationOne endorses Indigenous employment training centre at BoysTown

On Thursday 25 July 2013, GenerationOne’s founder Andrew Forrest endorsed BoysTown as a best practice model for training Indigenous candidates through their Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC). The VTEC model, driven by employer-led training, links Indigenous candidates to a guaranteed job at the end of their training and provides a holistic approach to training.  ... More...

29 July @ 09:34 Add your comment

Marist Youth Care endorsed as an Indigenous Employment Training Centre

GenerationOne’s founder, Mr Andrew Forrest today endorsed Marist Youth Care as a best practice model for training Indigenous candidates through their Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC). The VTEC model, driven by employer-led training, links Indigenous candidates to a guaranteed job at the end of their training. This holistic approach to training and support into a job is having proven effects. “I celebrate our commitment with Marist Youth Care to ensure that training leads to a guaranteed job and share in its success as the first VTEC in NSW to be endorsed by GenerationOne,” said Andrew Forrest.  ... More...

24 July @ 10:00 Add your comment

Police Officer on the rise aims to bring Aboriginal crime numbers down

Now part of the Aboriginal Coordination Team for the NSW Police, 31 year old Damien John has a strong message for other young Aboriginal people aspiring to have a career: “Strive to succeed and you will”.  ... More...

22 July @ 02:45 Add your comment

Transfield Services achieves 4.5 per cent Indigenous employment

Transfield Services a member of GenerationOne’s Australian Employment Covenant has increased the rate of Indigenous employment in their Australian workforce to 4.5 per cent.... More...

18 July @ 04:19 Add your comment

Gail Naiden wins poster competition for 2013 National NAIDOC Week

Gail Naiden is the winner of the poster competition for 2013 National NAIDOC Week – We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963.... More...

09 July @ 01:14 Add your comment

Students AIME high

Indigenous students of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) graduate development program in Australia are progressing through school and on to University at a dramatically increased rate, the AIME 2012 Annual report has highlighted.  ... More...

05 July @ 12:20 Add your comment

Diversity at GM Holden makes good business sense

GM Holden have won the Indigenous Employment award at the 2013 Australian Human Resources Institute’s Diversity Awards. The award was presented by GM Holden by GenerationOne Ambassador, Jeremy Donovan, to recognise their excellent contribution to diversity in the workplace.  ... More...

28 June @ 12:24 Add your comment