Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, today launched the Northern Territory’s first Vocational Training & Employment Centre (VTEC) which will provide training and guaranteed hospitality-related jobs in multiple industries for up to 220 Indigenous people.
The Australian Government's vision for opening northern Australia to development is taking shape with the Green Paper on Developing Northern Australia released by Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss in Townsville today.
New data shows significantly improved attendance in Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) schools in the Northern Territory this year compared to 2013, with the number of children attending school up nearly 17 per cent.
Five Indigenous prisoners will be provided with training and employment opportunities with BHP Billiton and its contracting partners at Olympic Dam through an employment project to be funded by the Australian Government.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, will tonight welcome 50 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP) 2014 in Canberra, to be held this weekend at Old Parliament House.