Minister for Education, Training and Employment The Honourable John-Paul Langbroek

$47m for training & community Organisations   Registered training and community organisations can now apply for up to $400,000 each as part of the next round of the Newman Government’s $47 million Community Learning program. Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the program had issued two rounds of funding so far which had […]

Message from the CEO

Our 2014 release of the H2E (healing to employment) program is very exciting, it has been developed over twelve months in partnership with AusCoaching. Extensive research was undertaken to identify the gaps in current programs to develop a program that was written for Indigenous Australians by Indigenous Australians.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are […]

Kevin Rudd new apology

Kevin Rudd received widespread support from Indigenous Australians for his apology to the stolen generations. Photograph: Stefan Postles/AAP Image Former prime minister Kevin Rudd is creating a foundation to honour the principles of his historic 2008 apology to the Indigenous stolen generations. Rudd on Friday announced he would establish the National Apology Foundation, which he […]

Parliamentary Secretary Tudge

Parliamentary Secretary Tudge: Policies must change to close employment gap   New figures released today by the Coalition Government reveal Australia’s Indigenous employment gap has widened over the last 5 years. Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Alan Tudge, said that new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows a fall in Australia’s […]

Woorabinda's unemployment at 85% in heart of mining country

Woorabinda’s unemployment at 85% in heart of mining country

QUEENSLAND has the best and worst towns for unemployment in Australia with Woorabinda spiralling to a jobless rate of 85 per cent in the latest Federal Government figures. The issue has been described as heartbreaking by one Aboriginal leader, particularly because the town is on the edge of the Bowen Basin, in central Queensland, which […]

Mundine: Racial vilification is not about freedom

In the coming months, Australia will have a polarising debate on the federal government’s decision to amend section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, one that will test the government’s working relationship with indigenous people and other minority groups. The government believes the law goes too far in limiting free expression. Its decision was triggered […]