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‘Prison industry' traps Aboriginal children

  ‘Prison industry' traps Aboriginal children By: Natasha Robinson and Patricia Karvelas From:
The Australian January 09, 2013 12:00AM   GOVERNMENTS have been accused of creating an "indigenous prison industry" focused on creating culturally appropriate jails for Aborigines who see crime and incarceration as a rite of manhood. Indigenous leader Warren Mundine has called for an urgent national summit on the gross Aboriginal over-representation in jails, particularly among children.  ... More...

09 January @ 10:00

Indigenous identity rises with 'apology effect'

Indigenous identity rises with 'apology effect' BY:PATRICIA KARVELAS  From:The Australian  June 22, 2012 12:00AM THE number of people identifying as Aboriginal has exploded and key socio-economic measures have improved dramatically in a census count that has baffled demographers and prompted concerns that the reality of indigenous disadvantage is being masked by an influx of people from more privileged, urban backgrounds. ... More...

22 June @ 01:15

Abbott pledges $10m for indigenous jobs

Abbott pledges $10m for indigenous jobs Matthew Franklin June 08, 2012  TONY Abbott has committed a Coalition government to spend $10 million on trials to overhaul indigenous job services by specifically linking training for 1000 indigenous people to actual jobs. As foreshadowed in The Australian last month, the Opposition Leader will today commit to fund four new job centres from existing budget allocations, as he moves to embrace the vision of West Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest, who argues current job training systems provide "training for training's sake".  ... More...

08 June @ 10:54

Call for Indigenous jobs plan in budget

PATRICIA KARVELAS The Australian March 24, 2012 12:00AM JULIA Gillard must overhaul her indigenous jobs strategy in the May budget or risk failing to reach her Closing The Gap targets, former young Australian of the Year and GenerationOne spokesperson Tania Major said yesterday. Ms Major said indigenous people needed to be found a job first, and training should be provided afterwards or they would languish on welfare because of a broken system.  ... More...

29 March @ 03:07

Taking the pulse of GenerationOne supporters

National Indigenous Times  Thursday 4/8/2011 Page: 46 Section: General News GenerationOne hit the ground running early last year with a national campaign to help end the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.  We've thrown the spotlight on the need for action through job creation and training, with high profile events such as 13-year-old Maddy Madden's televised address to the nation and the hugely popular school song contest.  And we sponsored the ARIA awards - how fantastic is it to see the Colli Crew perform Close That Gap in front of the Opera House to a television audience of millions!   ... More...

07 September @ 03:32