December 2010

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Press Releases - December 2010

GenerationOne joins forces with Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival is very pleased and excited to announce GenerationOne as one of its new partners for the 2011 Festival.  GenerationOne will be present at Festival First Night with some spectacular illuminations on the canopy in The Domain, as well as taking a prominent role at the Ferrython, dressing one of the ferries and firing the starting pistol with local Sydney organisation Tribal Warrior. Tania Major, GenerationOne spokesperson said, "The GenerationOne team are so excited to be part of one of Australia’s biggest festivals. Sydney Festival is an important celebration of local, national and international community and culture and we are thrilled to be a part of this." Sydney Festival Director Lindy Hume said, “Our new partnership with GenerationOne is an incredibly ... More...

22 December @ 11:34

Education the key to meeting Indigenous employment demand

With a strong demand for Indigenous employment, all Australians are unified around the desire and the approach to ending Indigenous disparity through a strong focus on education and job-ready training according to independent research undertaken by Auspoll on behalf of the movement GenerationOne. “Indigenous and non-Indigenous respondents overwhelmingly nominate the issue of education as the reason for, and part of the solution to, ending Indigenous disparity” said GenerationOne spokesperson, Tania Major. Helping Indigenous people to reach equality in education was supported as the single best measure to help reduce levels of disadvantage, with training and mentoring were next single best measures. “GenerationOne is a movement that focuses on sustainable employment for... More...

21 December @ 12:52

Creating opportunity through culture

Today, GenerationOne announces its major sponsorship of the 2011 Saltwater Freshwater Festival to be held on Australia Day in Port Macquarie.  Following this week’s research findings by RMIT University, that cultural festivals improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal Australian communities, the partnership makes good sense. Last year’s inaugural festival exceeded all expectations with over 12,000 people in attendance. Tania Major, GenerationOne spokesperson and Young Australian of the Year is looking forward to attending the Festival and meeting with locals, especially young people.  “This festival is so important for the GenerationOne movement, to not only engage and empower Australians but to promote and support the local businesses, schools and the Festival itsel... More...

21 December @ 12:50