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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

'Natalie Frid' Flash Footy - Media Alert

TIFFANY CHERRY is one of Australia’s most successful sports journalists and presenters. A media career spanning nearly 20 years, Cherry’s stable of organisations includes Foxtel and Fox Footy, Channels 7, 9 &10, Sky News, ESPN, and CNN as well as the Herald Sun, the Age and Radio SEN. Eighteen years ago while discussing Aussie Rules and Indigenous players with David Wirrpanda – who would go on to become one of the West Coast Eagles all time greats - the concept of Flash Footy was born. “What started out simply watching Wirra and his cousin Sean Charles - who played for Melbourne, Carlton and St Kilda –run around with local footy, developed into the concept of an Indigenous football show. My love for sport, journalism, television and involvement with the ... More...

18 May @ 04:11

Heart Magazine - Education empowers Aboriginal Australians

Tara Martin believes education is key to achieving 100% employment for Aboriginal Australians. Asked about Indigenous employment, Yamatji, Noongar and Widjari and Badimia woman, Tara Martin is not shy in saying ‘there is no excuse for employers not to recruit Indigenous Australians.’  Tara Martin is a shining light for Doorn-Dijil Yoordaning, a subsidiary for Perth-based construction company, Macmahon. Being one of six children and growing up with an alcoholic father, she is not afraid to voice her honest opinions. What matters to Tara in life, is the plight of Aboriginal people. ‘If Aboriginal people want to get up in their lives, they need a good education. The world is not going to stop and wait for us and we don’t want our people left behind,’ she ... More...

10 May @ 01:41

Heart Magazine - My learning journey... so far By Shannan Dodson

Enjoy the journey― so far―of this remarkable young woman who treasures her education, her experiences, her people and her country. I am a Yawuru woman who was born in Katherine in the Northern Territory but I am now situated in Canberra. I have passion, determination and hope in the blood and I know that I have a lot more to give. I was accepted into a double degree of a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in International Studies) and a Bachelor of Communications in Media/ Multimedia Production at the University of Canberra. To assist myself through this, I applied for the Indigenous Cadetship Program and received a position at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. They showed me so much support and I felt extremely honoured to be playing a role in pre... More...

10 May @ 01:36