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.
The Acting Native Title Registrar, Mr Rob Powrie, confirms there has never been a freeze on the testing of Indigenous Land Use Agreements (area agreements) for registration, as was stated in The Australian today 11 May 2017 and on 09 May 2017.
The Coalition Government’s 2017-18 Budget is driving jobs, growth and investment in the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by supporting them into employment and growing the Indigenous business sector.
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.