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Indigenous Australians at work : successful initiatives in Indigenous employment

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
  • Publisher: Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9780642789594
  • Country: Australia

Reports on the outcome of an inquiry into the positive factors and examples amongst Indigenous communities and individuals which have improved employment oputcomes in the public and private sectors; recommends ways this can inform future policy development; assesses what significant factors have contributed to positive outcomes, including the contribution of practical reconciliation; report addresses welfare dependence; outlines workforce participation; stresses that many submissions argued for a holistic approach, therefore housing, pre-school education, school outcomes, school to work transition is also covered; fourteen recommendations cover construction maintenance programs (with reference to the successful operation of the Cairns and District Regional Housing Corporation); tender requirements; Indigenous employment by small businesses; micro-finance; funding for mentors; education; National Indigenous Cadet Scheme; work experience; public servants in regional and remote areas; private sector Indigenous employment.

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