December 2012

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Press Releases - December 2012


The Redfern Speech – 20 Years On

A Statement From Warren Mundine 20 years have passed since then Prime Minster Paul Keating delivered the Redfern Speech. In that speech Keating gave recognition to the wrongs of the past and committed Australia to a better future for Indigenous people.  For decades I have watched policies come and go regarding Indigenous people and employment, education and training.  My concern is that the need for a new approach is being ignored.  When a course of action continues to fail, and people are left feeling trapped and in constant despair, it is time for a new approach.     ... More...

10 December @ 01:50

Australia has lost a leader in philanthropy: A Statement from Warren Mundine

Today, Australia has lost a leader in philanthropy, a passionate Indigenous advocate and friend , with the passing of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has made an enormous contribution to the current landscape of Australian philanthropy.  One of the many areas of philanthropy was her commitment to supporting Indigenous Australians through employment, and her personal support of GenerationOne and the Australian Employment Covenant.  We remember her commitment not only to Indigenous employment, but her commitment to improving the lives of many Australians - women, the sick, disadvantaged, and through the arts.      ... More...

06 December @ 11:29

Winners announced in national CREATivE CHANGE School Competition

Winners announced in national CREATivE CHANGE School Competition  Centralian Senior College in Alice Springs and Yandeyarra Remote Community School in the Pilbara, have today been announced as the winners for this year’s GenerationOne CREATivE CHANGE School Competition.  Both schools have been awarded $15,000. GenerationOne, in partnership with the Australian School of Performing Arts, encouraged all schools across Australia to participate in the CREATivE CHANGE School Competition, which invited Primary schools to perform and film their own version of the GenerationOne theme song Hands Across Australia, and Secondary schools to use the Warumpi Band’s Blackfella/Whitefella to inspire their CREATivE CHANGE response to Indigenous disparity. GenerationOne is a movement ... More...

06 December @ 10:30

GenerationOne Response to Business Council of Australia, Australian Council of Trade Unions and Australian Council Of Social Services - Opportunity for All

Indigenous employment campaign, GenerationOne, welcomes the joint statement from the Business Council of Australia, Australian Council of Trade Unions and Australian Council Of Social Services - Opportunity for All.  “Since their inception both GenerationOne and the Australian Employment Covenant have worked to end the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians – through employment,” said GenerationOne CEO Warren Mundine. “The statement released today by the three peak bodies aligns closely with the position GenerationOne has been advocating to government for Indigenous Australians – that is to end training for training’s sake by creating employer-led training through Vocational Training and Employment Centres,” said Mr Mund... More...

05 December @ 02:02