Several long-term unemployed Aboriginal people in Tasmania, after being given full-time work as part of the National Broadband Network, have demonstrated an increase in confidence and self-esteem as well as the ability to engage with others and take responsibility in the work place.
Corrina Ross is a young Aboriginal woman from Palm Island in Queensland who was worried she would have to leave home to get a job. But thanks to the Australian Government’s Community Development Programme (CDP), Corrina gained the skills required to get a job to stay on Palm Island and contribute to her community’s future.
Record summer rains have greened the desert, turned salt pans into lakes, created breeding grounds for thousands of water birds from the Western Australian seacoast, and added to the duties of the Punmu Rangers of the Western Desert.
Comments are being sought on the draft Indigenous Business Sector Strategy which proposes new initiatives to create a vibrant and thriving Indigenous business sector, including better access to support services, improved access to finance and stronger networks.
Sandra Gillman joined the Community Development Programme (CDP) to develop her skills and gain employment. Through her participation in the Kuranda Amphitheatre upgrade she has found a new career path and new CDP family.
The health and preservation of the Great Barrier Reef is set to increase after the Yuku-Baja-Muliku Rangers gained their Certificate IV in Government Statutory Compliance, giving them the necessary tools and legal support to protect it.
enVizion, a Cairns-based training organisation, is using innovative methods like virtual reality to inspire and motivate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities to access education and employment training.
When Kristy Stanton became AccorHotels’ first Indigenous General Manager, her appointment marked a milestone for the company’s Employment Parity Initiative, which reached over 500 employees nationally at the end of 2016.