Press Releases

Join our supporters. Become a


  Today, Mr Warren Mundine, who has spear-headed GenerationOne’s efforts over the last year as CEO and Chairman, will be stepping down from the organisation. “I have dedicated my time at GenerationOne to drive a strong policy agenda that ensures both sides of politics are focused on ending Indigenous disparity through jobs. Having achieved this, I believe now is the time to move on to a broader agenda to drive change," said Mr Mundine.   ... More...

24 April @ 01:23

NSW YMCA joins the Generation for Change

NSW YMCA joins the Generation for Change   In Sydney today the New South Wales YMCA signed an Australian Employment Covenant, a GenerationOne initiative.   The YMCA has joined the generation for change with its commitment of 500 jobs for Indigenous Australians over the next five years.   Warren Mundine, GenerationOne Chairman said, “there is only one way to tackle welfare dependency in Indigenous communities and that’s to give people the best viable alternative – a career.”    Over the next five years the YMCA will be offering jobs in before and after school care sites, recreation centres and campsites across NSW.    “GenerationOne is thrilled to partner with the YMCA.  The YMCA has the capacity to change whole... More...

27 March @ 12:33


GENERATION ONE WELCOMES GOVERNMENT DISCUSSION PAPER   GenerationOne today welcomed the release of the Government’s discussion paper and its call for submissions regarding Changes to Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) Assessment and Funding Processes.   The announcement reflects GenerationOne’s core policy goal: that training must be linked to a real job. The Government discussion paper will review the funding and assessment process associated with IEPs.  Last week GenerationOne founder, Andrew Forrest, called on the Government and all policy makers to harness their commitment to Indigenous employment and demanded an end to the training for training’s sake model, which traps job seekers in a cycle of welfare dependency.     ... More...

26 March @ 05:17

Have Your Say About Employer Directed Training

This morning GenerationOne, its employer partners and their Indigenous employees, had breakfast with Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. They shared their first hand experiences of how Indigenous employment is the key to ending disparity in this generation. We want you to have your say too. It's an election year, so make your voice heard. Join with us, and call on the Government and the Opposition to commit to training that links to a guaranteed job. Stop training for training's sake. Today, the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will have this breakfast at the forefront of their minds. Copy this text and send it in an email to Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott More...

20 March @ 08:18


GENERATIONONE CELEBRATES ITS THIRD ANNIVERSARY   GenerationOne celebrated its third anniversary at Parliament House today with a senior executive’s breakfast, hosted by founder Andrew Forrest and Chairman Warren Mundine. Representatives from over 100 employers, which partner with GenerationOne, shared their Indigenous employment experiences with Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. Since the launch of GenerationOne three years ago, 336 employers have committed over 60,000 jobs across Australia. “This remarkable outcome was achieved through the Australian Employment Covenant and its original ‘50,000 jobs campaign’, which now continues as a GenerationOne initiative,” said Warren Mundine, Chairman, GenerationOne.  ... More...

20 March @ 05:02