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Consultations on the Indigenous jobs and training review commence
The Federal Government’s Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes is seeking breakthrough ideas from across Australia about how to improve Indigenous employment.
Employers, Indigenous leaders, jobseekers, peak bodies, employment and training providers and other interested parties are invited to provide input into the Review.
The Review team, led by Mr Andrew Forrest, will commence face-to-face consultations with a series of public forums in most capital cities and other regional centres starting in Perth on 15 November 2013.
Following this initial week of public forums, further visits to other areas including remote communities and other regional centres will occur, as well as one-to-one meetings with key leaders, experts, and employers.
“All agree that disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people must end now. The way to do this is through real jobs,” the Chair of the Review, Mr Forrest, said.
“We want the Review to provide clear advice on how to substantially increase Indigenous employment over the years ahead,” Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Alan Tudge MP, said.
“There is significant goodwill from employers. The challenge is to convert this to sustainable job outcomes,” Mr Tudge said.
People wishing to attend the consultations should register via the Review’s website:www.indigenousjobsandtrainingreview.dpmc.gov.au.
Public submissions to the Review are invited by 31 December 2013 and can be lodged through the Review website.
The final report is due to report to the Prime Minister on 7 April 2014.
Details for Consultations
|Location||Date||Public Forum Times||Venue|
|Perth||Friday 15 November 2013||9.45am – 11.15am||Perth Convention Centre (21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth)|
|Adelaide||Tuesday 19 November 2013||9.45am – 11.15am||Adelaide Convention Centre (North Terrace, Adelaide)|
|Alice Springs||Tuesday 19 November 2013||3.45pm – 5.15pm||Alice Springs Convention Centre (93 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs)|
|Kununurra||Wednesday 20 November 2013||9.45am – 11.15am||Ord River Sports Club (Chestnut Dr, Kununurra)|
|Darwin||Wednesday 20 November 2013||5.30pm – 7.00pm||Darwin Convention Centre (Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin)|
|Brisbane||Thursday 21 November 2013||9.45am – 11.15am||Brisbane City Hall (64 Adelaide St, Brisbane)|
|Sydney||Thursday 21 November 2013||5.15pm – 6.45pm||Masonic Conference Centre( 66 Goulburn St Sydney)|
|Melbourne||Friday 22 November 2013||9.45am – 11.15am||Melbourne Town Hall (Cnr Swanston and Collins Street Melbourne)|