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Comp brings Aussies together

Goldfields Express  Thursday 1/9/2011  Page: 3   A local primary school has joined an initiative in an aim to end indigenous disparity in Australia. Boulder Primary School students, from Years 5 to 7, will be working together to enter the GenerationOne Hands Across Australia School Competition for the chance to win $15,000. GenerationOne is a movement to bring all Australians together to end the disparity between indigenous and non- indigenous Australians in one generation. The Hands Across Australia School Competition is run in partnership with the Australian School of Performing Arts and encourages schools to perform and film their own version of the GenerationOne theme song.  Hands Across Australia, or create their own song which addresses their response to ... More...

06 September @ 01:47

Nagle raises its voice

Bairnsdale Advertiser  Friday 2/9/2011  Page: 16 Nagle College will joins schools all over Australia in raising their voices to end indigenous disparity in Australia.   Students at Nagle College will be working together to enter the GenerationOne Hands Across Australia School Competition for the chance to win $15,000.  GenerationOne is a movement to bring all Australians together to end the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in one generation.  The Hands Across Australia School Competition is run in partnership with the Australian School of Performing Arts.   The competition encourages schools to perform and film their own version of the GenerationOne then song Hands Across Australia, or create their own song, which addresses t... More...

06 September @ 01:18

NT schools can sing for $15,000

Northern Territory News  Monday 15/8/2011  Page: 4 Territory schools are being urged to record the performance to a song for a chance to win $15.00. GenerationOne and the Australian School of Performing Arts want all schools in the Northern Territory to get involved in the Hands Across Australia school competition. To enter, schools have to perform and film their own version of the GenerationOne theme song,Hands Across Australia, or create their own song or rap which addresses their response to indigenous disparity. Winners in each category will receive $15,00. For more details, visit www.generationone.org.au entries close on September 23.  ... More...

02 September @ 03:36

Open finance to first-nation people

Investment & Technology August, 2011 Page: 53 An innovative employment program that aims to partner with business and governments to create more than 50,000 jobs for indigenous people is calling on the financial services industry to also take up the challenge.   The Australian Employment Covenant (AEC) recently announced it had received commitment from businesses nationally to create more that 58,000 jobs for Australian indigenous people.  While Australia's biggest four banks have been enthusiastic supporters of the initiative, there has been scant involvement from the wider financial services industry since the scheme was launched two years ago.  The other financial industry participants are a five-person accounting practice in Queensland, a small financial plan... More...

02 September @ 03:05

No Ordinary Job

Investment & Technology  August, 2011  Page: 53 For some, work is just a job. But for Aboriginal teenager Isaac Young gaining employment was life changing.  Young, 18, was going to quit school but went to an Australian Employment Covenant information session in July last year that led him to being selected for a school-based traineeship with ANZ Bank.  Young, a year 12 student from Victoria's Waverley Christian College, says "I was going to quit school and i guess I was just giving up".  "Now I see there is a lot more out there than just working in any job and trying to get by.  Especially, doing this traineeship I now see opportunities for myself that I never felt were possible." Young is now in his final year of school and works one day a week in ... More...

02 September @ 02:45