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GenerationOne, senior executives and Indigenous employees of GrainCorp will meet in Sydney to celebrate Indigenous employment success

06.03.2013 MEDIA RELEASE   Today GenerationOne, senior executives and Indigenous employees of GrainCorp will meet in Sydney to celebrate Indigenous employment success.  In August 2011 GrainCorp joined Australia’s largest Indigenous employment initiative, committing ten jobs through the Australian Employment Covenant.  In November last year GrainCorp superseded its Indigenous employment expectations, announcing 198 people have been successfully supported into a job - meeting the employment demands of the company.    GrainCorp’s success has been attributed to its strong focus on pre employment, backed up by flexible recruitment and retention practices.  The pre employment program trains job seekers in practical skills specific to the job, thes... More...

06 March @ 11:59

Employers are closing the gap

Australian Financial Review, Page: 59 By Warren Mundine Thursday, 28 February 2013 Earlier this month Prime Minister Julia Gillard released the 2013 Closing the Gap Report. The annual report details activities and outcomes the government has achieved in trying to "close the gap" between the health, education and employment of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.This year’s report shows, once again, that ending disparity is a slow process. Over the past five years the government has spent billions of dollars on initiatives and every year the annual report finds the gaps are closing at a glacial pace, if at all. In some targets we have gone backwards.In 2008 the government resolved to halve the gap in employment outcomes between indigenous and non-indigenous Australi... More...

28 February @ 09:46

Jobs not jail for troubled Indigenous youths: Mundine

Jobs not jail for troubled Indigenous youths: Mundine   Emily Bourke reported this story on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:18:00 ABC The World Today  Transcript: SAMANTHA DONOVAN: One of Australia's most prominent Indigenous leaders is calling for a national summit on Aboriginal justice issues to reverse soaring incarceration levels. Warren Mundine says Aboriginal youths are being jailed at double the rate of a decade ago.He says going to jail is now a culturally acceptable rite of passage for young Aboriginal men and boys.And he's accused state and federal governments of creating a so-called Indigenous prison industry.Emily Bourke reports.EMILY BOURKE: National and state statistics show that Indigenous youths are being locked up at an alarming rate and getting... More...

11 January @ 10:09

Indigenous leader urges action on jail 'time bomb'

Indigenous leader urges action on jail 'time bomb' By Emily Bourke Updated January 09, 2013 17:04:11 One of Australia's most prominent Indigenous leaders is calling for a national summit on Aboriginal justice issues to reverse soaring incarceration levels. National and state statistics show Indigenous youths are being locked up at an alarming rate. Warren Mundine says the incarceration rates have doubled in the past decade.  ... More...

11 January @ 10:07

Work key to justice crisis

Work key to justice crisis By:
Warren Mundine From:
The Australian January 09, 2013 12:00AM   IN classrooms and in jobs, that is where our Aboriginal youth belong. Recent reporting about Aboriginal youth being sentenced for stealing hamburger buns sounds ridiculous. But an urgent review of the sentencing laws is not the answer. Reviewing the sentencing of Aboriginal kids compared with non-Aboriginal kids will no doubt reveal interesting facts and some discrepancies. But that is not going to stop our youth from ending up in front of a magistrate in the first place. The rates of Aboriginal kids in prison is a time bomb. It has become the culture. Going to jail has become a manhood ceremony. And governments have created a system that creates jobs and employment that feed off t... More...

09 January @ 10:03