May 2011

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In the News - May 2011


Adelaide Advertiser - Hands across the desert in schools' connection program

Hands across the desert in schools' connection program Education Reporter Sheradyn Holderhead From: The Advertiser May 30, 2011 8:18PM AN Indigenous Residency Program is the latest addition to a successful education connection program. The program is a joint venture between Pembroke School and Marree Aboriginal School. The association between the two schools has developed over many years, beginning with a geography excursion to Marree 16 years ago and now there is at least one reciprocal exchange each year, where students visit each other's schools and stay in the community. Last year, the schools took out the GenerationOne Hands Across Australia School Competition, winning $25,000 for a filmed performance of the organisation's theme so... More...

31 May @ 09:42

Daily News - Indigenous dancer's big film step

Indigenous dancer's big film step Laura Brodnik | 28th May 2011 TWEED Heads indigenous dancer Thomas Kelly has leapt onto the national stage. The former Kingscliff High School student is a developing artist at NAISDA Dance College and was selected to participate in collaboration with Dale Pope, from the Australian School of Performing Arts, to film a dance clip that will be distributed to every school in Australia. The clip features original choreography created by Mr Kelly and Mr Pope, and forms part of an educational resource pack in support of Generation One's national school competition. Mr Kelly said he was excited to be involved in the project. “It's really important to get young Australians involved in ending indigenous disadvantage, so I ho... More...

30 May @ 09:54

ABC North West WA

ABC North West WA KARRATHA  Statewide Drive 12/05/2011 17:17 GenerationOne recently hosted a public forum as part of their partnership with the north West Expo in Broome, Western Australia. As part of the forum, GenerationOne engaged with local businesses, employers, employees, training organisations, industry groups, contractors, and those who are working to play their part to create sustainable employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Click here to listen to an interview with Andy Grieg from Brolga Developments  http://generationone.org.au/uploads/general/mps-w00043698827.mp3 To finalise the policy, GenerationOne will host a series of public forums — called Big Yarns and Little Yarns — across Australia from May to August 2011 to gain feedback and gath... More...

27 May @ 12:05

Marist Youth Care - Media Release

Marist Youth Care welcomes 10 more Trainees to the 3rd Year of successful “Aboriginal Trainee Support Worker” Program Following an extremely successful retention rate of 81% over the past two years, Federal Minister for Indigenous Employment, Senator Mark Arbib launched Marist Youth Care’s 2011 Aboriginal Trainee Support Worker Program on Thursday 10 March 2011 at MYC Head Office (36-38 First Avenue, Blacktown).  ... More...

25 May @ 11:04

The Australian - Work beats welfare, poll shows

Patricia Karvelas  From:The Australian  May 24, 2011 12:00AM THREE in four Aborigines believe education and work are better ways to end indigenous disadvantage than welfare. Only 24 per cent believe greater access to healthcare, housing and financial assistance is the best way to improve lives. Research to be released today by GenerationOne, a not-for-profit organisation established by billionaire miner Andrew Forrest, also found two-thirds of Aborigines believed inadequate training and lack of qualifications were a barrier to a career. When he established the Australian Employment Covenant, Mr Forrest set a target for industry to hire 50,000 indigenous workers. He has now expanded that campaign into GenerationOne to encourage mainstream Australians to become i... More...

24 May @ 10:09