March 2011

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In the News - March 2011


GenerationOne bridging the gap

In October last year, a young Indigenous Australian girl quietly addressed the nation about ending the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.“If a huge effort is made, the gap between my people and other Australians can be closed in one generation,” Madeleine Madden, 13, said in a 3-minute call that was broadcast across all the major Australian television networks, digital and print media reaching over six million people.“Maddy” was speaking on behalf ofGenerationOne, a grassroots movement initiated by mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest and his wife Nicola, with the aim of bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians together to end the gap between the two groups – in one generation.Well-presented and articulate, Mad... More...

31 March @ 09:31

Key development area

Kalgoorlie Miner  Wednesday 30/3/2011 Page: 48 Section: General News Region: Kalgoorlie WA Circulation: 5,665 WA RUGBY League chairman David Hobbs has scheduled an upcoming visit to the Goldfields as part of a renewed bid to improve player devel- opment in the region. With Perth expected to have a team in the NRL competition in 2013, Hobbs sees Kalgoorlie-Boulder as a potentially healthy breeding ground for young talent. "Kalgoorlie-Boulder is an integral part of player development in WA and I will be coining to the city to see what we (WARL) can do to help," Hobbs said. "We will have a committee meeting to make sure it's a professionally run organisation with good policies, governance and procedures." Hobbs is justifiably excited about the future of the code in WA saying ... More...

31 March @ 09:27

'Port' has jobs goal

Koori Mail  Wednesday 23/3/2011  Page: 55 Section: General News Region: Lismore Circulation: 9,567 Type: Magazines Lifestyle PORT ADELAIDE is the first AFL club to join the challenge to help find 50,000 sustainable jobs forIndigenous Australians across the club." Mr Haysman said it was important for the club to strive towin 'grand finals' in its community as well as on the field. "We are really proud of the success we've had in Indigenous school attendance and completion through the Aboriginal Power Cup," he said. Australian Employment Covenant CEO Rhonda Parker recently joined with Port Adelaide Football Club CEO Mark Haysman to sign an employment covenant. The jobs commitment aims to build on the Power... More...

31 March @ 09:22

National Indigenous TV (Sydney)

National Indigenous TV (Sydney)NITV News - 18/03/2011 - 05:42 PMNewsreaderStation Ph: 02 9959 3888The high profile Generation One Campaign will celebrate its first birthday this weekend. More than 100,000 Australians have already signed up to the initiative, which aims to end indigenous disadvantage. The program was established by billionaire Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest. Tania Major, Spokesman, Generation One, says the idea has moved rapidly in the past year. Major says that on almost all indicators indigenous Australians are way behind non-indigenous Australians. Madeleine Madden, Youth Advocate, Generation One, made a public appeal in a TV commercial.© Media Monitors 2011Interviewees: Madeleine Madden, Youth Advocate, Generation One; Tania Major, Spokesman,... More...

21 March @ 11:26

GenerationOne and KPMG promote indigenous jobs

KPMG WEBSITE: http://www.kpmg.com/AU/en/IssuesAndInsights/ArticlesPublications/Press-Releases/Pages/News-Generation-One-and-KPMG-promote-indigenous-jobs-15-Feb-2011.aspx 15 February 2011 - Some of the biggest names in Australian business have signed the Australian Employment Covenant (AEC), an initiative that aims provide 50,000 sustainable Indigenous jobs. Many were at KPMG’s Sydney office on 15 February to attend a briefing from AEC’s sister organisation GenerationOne to hear Fortescue Metals Group CEO, Andrew Forrest, and KPMG’s CEO, Geoff Wilson discuss pathways that enable employers to help bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employment.    Andrew Forrest warned against non-sustainable employment and said, “It is... More...

21 March @ 11:25