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The YMCA has joined the generation for change!

The YMCA has joined 337 Australian employers in partnering with GenerationOne to end Indigenous disparity through employment.  This week GenerationOne Chairman Warren Mundine and the New South Wales YMCA CEO Phillip Hare signed an employment Covenant in Sydney.  The NSW YMCA has committed 500 jobs for Indigenous job seekers to be filled over the next five years.  “There is only one way to tackle welfare dependency in Indigenous communities and that’s to give people the best viable alternative – a career.  The YMCA is offering real career opportunities sport, recreation, camping and outdoor education,” said Mr Mundine.   “GenerationOne is thrilled to partner with the YMCA.  It has the capacity to change whole communities,&rdquo... More...

04 February @ 09:17 Add your comment

Have your say on juvenile justice

Our kids belong in classrooms, not courtrooms. Yet recent media reports regarding the incarceration rates of Indigenous youth shows the appalling rate of young people who are entering, and being trapped in, the justice system. As a nation, we need to take action.  Our politicians are seeking your input into the value of a Justice Reinvestment model in Australia. Justice Reinvestment is about taking the money we spend locking people up in jail, and investing it in services and supports that prevent people from going to jail in the first place. If you are someone who has been through the system, knows of or runs a diversionary program, if you are a policy maker or if like us, you would like to see action then please make a submission.  GenerationOne believes diversionary p... More...

16 January @ 08:30 Add your comment

Red Centre Sings for Change

A group of Indigenous students from Centralian Senior College in Alice Springs, NT have asked their fellow Australians to “stand up and be counted” in their winning entry for the GenerationOne CREATivE CHANGE School Competition.... More...

04 December @ 11:40 Add your comment

The best of every woman!

“Black is the new excellence!” A motto that Professor Kerry Arabeena stands by, and shared at the launch of the AMP foundations research report; The Best of Every Woman; an overview of approaches for philanthropic investment in Aboriginal women and girls... More...

04 December @ 11:31 Add your comment

Kids Creating Change

Over 30,000 students, hundreds of teachers and scores of communities across Australia have rallied together, to raise their voices towards ending the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.   Students and teachers from towns as far and wide as Yandeyarra in WA, Hopevale in QLD and Prospect in TAS have taken part in the third annual GenerationOne School Competition, which attracted an unprecedented 176 entries.    ... More...

23 November @ 09:17 Add your comment

AEC employers are big winners at the Annual Northern Indigenous Employment Awards.

Woolworths, Linfox and WPC Group Shake-a-leg program cleaned up at the Northern Indigenous Employment (NIE) awards ceremony in October. ... More...

16 November @ 03:07 Add your comment

It’s not only about the iPads in the 2012 Peoples Choice school competition

Over the last few months, thousands of schools across Australia have formed part of the CREATivE CHANGE school competition, and now all Australians can get involved by voting for the best entry in the Peoples Choice competition to give one school the chance to win 4 iPads.  ... More...

29 October @ 10:41 Add your comment

Warren Mundine, GenerationOne CEO has condemned any move to remove alcohol management plans in 19 Indigenous communities in Queensland.

Mr Mundine is calling on Indigenous communities and its leaders to have a unified voice against removing the bans. “We want our kids in school embracing their education; we want our people in jobs and we want a future for our communities.  The removal of alcohol management plans could result in the reverse of this – that is not a risk I think a responsible government should take,” Mr Mundine said. “The government needs to be listening to the communities that will be impacted by the lifting of alcohol management plans.  We are just starting to get things right and this would be a retrograde step,” Mr Mundine said.  ... More...

04 October @ 04:33 Add your comment

Dreams, Aspirations and a CREATivE CHANGE

‘Dream Big’ was the message that GenerationOne spokesperson and internationally renowned Didgeridoo player Jeremy Donovan shared with school students along the Australian east coast last week.     ... More...

04 October @ 10:39 Add your comment

New South Wales Police Force Join Commitment with 1,000 Indigenous jobs

GenerationOne CEO Warren Mundine has welcomed the commitment of the New South Wales Police Force to ending the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, through employment.    ... More...

18 September @ 09:21 Add your comment