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Consultations on the Indigenous jobs and training review commence

8 Nov 2013

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

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)

Find out more

The Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes, led by Mr Andrew Forrest, will report to the Prime Minister in April 2014, providing practical recommendations to ensure Indigenous training and employment services are targeted and administered to connect unemployed Indigenous people with real and sustainable jobs. It will consider ways to dramatically improve how services can better respond to employers who want to provide sustainable employment and end the cycle of Indigenous disadvantage. Innovative approaches that secure real jobs will be central to the Review, including practical life training and mentoring.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minster, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, will guide and shape the Review process with Mr Forrest.

For more information or to register to attend a consultation session, visit the Review website.

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