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Joshua Toomey, winner of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award at the 2011 Australian Training Awards.
Stories | 19 Feb 2013

Joshua Toomey joined Ausgrid in 2006 through its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

With focus, dedication and commitment, Joshua gained a highly sought after Australian Apprenticeship with the company and his story has been featured in this year’s Closing the Gap Prime Minister's Report.

Subway franchisees Graeme and Lee Willis, Alice Springs, NT.
Stories | 19 Feb 2013

Running a small business is one way of creating income and prosperity for our families and communities, and it’s also a way of us becoming more self-reliant.

Melissa Tooth and Cetress Murray, who work at the Murdi Paaki Laundry in Walgett, NSW.
Stories | 8 Feb 2013

This story is part of this month’s community profile featuring the Walgett community and their work to Close the Gap in Indigenous disadvantage.

AMRRIC and East Arnhem Shire Animal Management Workers Tony Gunanganguwuy, Lawrence Banburrawuy, Neil Djandjan and Valphon Fry.
Stories | 7 Jan 2013

Participants at the recent Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) conference in Armidale, New South Wales, discovered animal management is vital in communities across the country.

Stories | 19 Nov 2012

Twenty disadvantaged Indigenous job seekers have gained basic skills to re-enter the workforce after completing Ngarda’s Work Start Basics Residential Project, commissioned by the Department Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

Trainer Mark Walters in the workshop with Try a Trade participants Mark Naden and Sam Rigney, Mount Gambier, SA.
Stories | 7 Nov 2012

Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation is giving Indigenous job seekers in Mount Gambier, South Australia, a chance to test out a future career path with its new Try a Trade program.

Caring for Our Country project officer Neil Morris (centre) with Woka Wolla team members Wayne Baksh and Harry Wilson on the Murray River, VIC.
Stories | 26 Sep 2012

Yorta Yorta Caring for Our Country project officer Neil Morris says he’s living the dream. Neil is working as part of a local team under the Caring For Our Country - Protecting the Ecological Character of Barmah project, which is delivered in partnership with Parks Victoria and the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation.

Stories | 11 Sep 2012

Looks at what’s available to help us manage our finances

Creating jobs and a better economy in remote communities
Stories | 19 Aug 2012

Remote communities around Australia are coming up with fresh ideas to create jobs and better living standards.

Stories | 14 Aug 2012

Many Indigenous Australians have found that running a small business can be a great way to generate income and become self-sufficient.