November 2010

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In the News - November 2010


The Australian Newspaper: Indigenous job plan a ladder out of grief

Madeline Gallaher didn't need to be told that if she hoped to avoid the misery experienced by many Aborigines, she had to find a job. Growing up in Gympie, 160km north of Brisbane, she'd seen her relatives join the welfare queue and never leave. And she'd watched on as friends turned to drink, drugs and crime. What Ms Gallaher needed was a start. "Everyone deserves a chance but, I don't know why, I just found it hard to get a proper job," says Ms Gallaher, 20. "I finished my school. I tried. But I am very shy, and for a couple of years . . . it was just really hard." But a little more than six months ago, a worker at Mission Australia told her about jobs opening up with the ISS Group, an Australia-wide catering and facility management firm that had signed up with the Australian Emp... More...

25 November @ 11:25

www.news.com.au Aboriginal teen Madeleine Madden "stoked" after Address To The Nation

ABORIGINAL schoolgirl Madeleine Madden says she is "totally stoked" after millions watched her become the first Australian teenager to deliver an address to the nation. 25th October 2010   Address to the Nation Address to the Nation Thirteen year old Madeleine Madden calls for action on indigenous disadvantage as part of the Generation One campaign. 25 October 2010News Digital Media WATCH MORE VIDEO An estimated six million Australians saw the 13-year-old make a two-minute speech, broadcast on free-to-air television stations, urging the nation to create job opportunities and a better future for indigenous people.Within hours of her speech last night, more than 5000 people had backed her cause by pledging their support fo... More...

19 November @ 10:57

Aboriginal teen Madeleine Madden 'stoked' after address to the nation

The Australian Breaking NEWS 2:22pm 25th October 2010 AN Aboriginal schoolgirl says she is "totally stoked" after millions watched her become the first Australian teenager to deliver an address to the nation. An estimated six million Australians saw 13-year-old Madeleine Madden make a two-minute speech, broadcast on free-to-air television stations, urging the nation to create job opportunities and a better future for indigenous people.Within hours of her speech last night, more than 5000 people had backed her cause by pledging their support for the indigenous Australians public awareness campaign, GenerationOne.She was chosen by campaigners because she offered a "more authentic vision of the future" than contemporary politicians, GenerationOne chief executive Tim Gart... More...

19 November @ 10:53

Small steps can change the fortunes of Aboriginal people

theage.com.au  10:49am Friday 19, 2010  National Times                       Small steps can change the fortunes of Aboriginal people Madeleine Madden Charles Perkins. second from left, pictured in 1965 with other members of the Freedom Ride Committee, from left, John Powles, Patricia Healy and Jim Spigelman. Last night, I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a TV address to the nation. It was amazing for me as a young indigenous Australian. I've grown up in a very proud Aboriginal family in inner Sydney surrounded by love and the belief that I could achieve everything I set my heart and mind to. I appreciate how fortunate I am and have huge hopes for an exciting career after I finish s... More...

19 November @ 10:50

ABC Mid North Coast NSW (Coffs Harbour)

  ABC Mid North Coast NSW (Coffs Harbour) Morning Show - 25/10/2010 - 09:18 AM Fiona Poole Producer Ms Beth McMullen 02 6588 1211   Poole notes that one of the biggest employers of indigenous people on the Mid North Coast is the National Parks and Wildlife Service and interviews Lawrence Orell from the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Orell says that across NSW about they employ about 300 Aboriginal people and notes the different roles they are employed in through the service.He notes the policy they have in relation to indigenous employment including the NSW Governments Two Ways Together plan. Orell comments on the work of Generation One and the speech by 13 year Madeleine Madden last night. © Media Monitors 2010      ... More...

19 November @ 10:46