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Embracing Education Opportunity

The National Alliance for Remote Indigenous Schools (NARIS) Leadership conference brought together the leaders of some of the most remote schools in Australia... More...

24 July @ 11:19 Add your comment

Igniting the Ambition

Indigenous students from across Australia are embracing the opportunity to experience life at University during NAIDOC Week 2012. A decade ago, just 6 students participated in the Nura Gili Winter School Program at the University of New South Wales. Now, in 2012, 150 students were selected from a competitive pool of almost 450 students, all hoping for the chance to experience a glimpse of life on campus.... More...

24 July @ 10:53 Add your comment

Brain Bee Challenge puts students to the test

From little things, big things can grow. In 2011, two Indigenous students were selected to attend the Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC), the premier neuroscience competition in Australia. This year, seven Indigenous students were selected from a pool of 1,225 students from across Queensland for the State finals of the ABBC. ... More...

10 July @ 09:39 Add your comment

Walking through both worlds of Learning: Lisa Dhurrkay

When walking into Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation, the first friendly face you see is Lisa Dhurrkay. In Yolngu, Lisa’s name is Buduwutpuy and she is from the Wangurri clan from north-east Arnhem Land.  Lisa began her training for a Certificate II in Business Administration, a work readiness programme in Gove NT. This is where Lisa worked in an Administration Trainee role under the guidance of the Executive Administration officer.  Lisa works as a Permits Officer with Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation.    ... More...

05 July @ 04:57 Add your comment

Schools kick off CREATivE CHANGE

Use your voice, make your move and send your message!  The GenerationOne CREATivE CHANGE School Competition is giving teachers and students across the country an opportunity to start the conversation on Indigenous issues and reconciliation in the classroom.  The third annual GenerationOne school competition is now open and encourages all students, Primary and Secondary, Indigenous and non-Indigenous to get involved, work together and create an entry for the chance to win $15,000. The 2012 competition has two divisions this year; Primary school and Secondary school division.  Primary schools are asked to recreate the GenerationOne theme song ‘Hands Across Australia’, whilst Secondary schools students are encouraged to reform the Warumpi Band’s 1980’... More...

19 June @ 12:38 Add your comment

A $10 Million Promise

In a landmark speech last week, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott MP endorsed the GenerationOne approach of employer-directed training for Indigenous jobs. Mr Abbott endorsed the training methods used in the current Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) model; “identify willing employers, earmark suitable jobs and guarantee Aboriginal people ongoing employment provided they do the training and take the job,” Mr Abbott said.    ... More...

14 June @ 05:16 Add your comment

LANDMARK SPEECH THE COALITION’S PLAN FOR STRONGER COMMUNITIES

Landmark Speech - Tony Aboott's Address to the Pratt Foundation, Melbourne Friday, 8 June 2012 LANDMARK SPEECH THE COALITION’S PLAN FOR STRONGER COMMUNITIES   John Howard was onto something when he said that he wanted Australians to feel more “relaxed and comfortable” about our country. People naturally seek the reassurance that their job is safe, their doctor is available, their children go to a good school, their neighbourhood is friendly, and their country is secure. ... More...

14 June @ 03:18 Add your comment

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