April 2011

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In the News - April 2011


Koori Mail - Jobs initiative plan at Qld department

Koori Mail Wednesday 6/4/2011 Page: 42 Section: General News Region: Lismore Circulation: 9,567 Type: Magazines Lifestyle QUENSLAND Education Minister Cameron Dick is encouraging Indigenous people to consider a carer in the state's Department of Education and Training. He said the department was offering 'Proud, Skiled and Ready', an initiative designed to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers. "We are aiming to employ around 80 new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in various roles and locations across Queensland by 2013", the Minister said. "This is part of the Government's deep commitment to employing more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Queensland Public Service'. Last year, Queensland became the first state t... More...

06 April @ 04:02

The Age

Age Tuesday 5/4/2011  Page: 3 Section: General News Region: Melbourne Circulation: 195,900 Aboriginal jobs plan bears modest fruit ALMOST 30 months after the much-vaunted launch of the Australian Employment Covenant - a program devised by mining magnate Andrew Forrest to rapidly increase indigenous employment in Australia - about 4200 indigenous people have been placed in jobs. Mr Forrest said at the launch of the program in October, 2008, he was going to secure 50,000 sustainable jobs for indigenous people within two years, through a partnership of business, government and the indigenous community. Together, the Australian business community has created 28,000 job opportunities in the program, 55 per cent of which are in urban areas, 24 per cent in regional areas and 22 pe... More...

05 April @ 03:20

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald  Tuesday 5/4/2011 Page: 4 Section: General News Region: Sydney Circulation: 209,644 More than 4200 Indigenous in jobs  ALMOST 30 months after the much-vaunted launch of the Australian Employment Covenant - a program devised by the mining magnate Andrew Forrest to increase indigenous employment in Australia - about 4200 indigenous people have been placed in jobs. Mr Forrest said at the launch of the program in October 2008 that he was going to secure 50,000 sustainable jobs for indigenous people within two years, through a partnership of business, government and the indigenous community. The business community has created 28,000 job opportunities in the program, but the take-up rate has been a matter for the indigenous community. Danny Lester, the ... More...

05 April @ 03:13