Remote Employment and Participation - discussion paper submissions

Submissions to the remote employment and participation discussion paper have been published in full, unless a submission was marked as confidential or an author subsequently requested it not be published.

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Red Arrow Group

Red Arrow Group have developed a proposal in which we can focus on improving indigenous employment in remote communities whilst establish remote Project Offices in location.

Red Arrow Group PDF

Erin Gallow

In a rural and remote community like mine in North West Queensland there is very little opportunities for unemployed. The local council is the main employer in our community and very small at that.

Unemployed have no incentives to get jobs and lose their benefits because when there is no work it is very difficult to receive benefits again considering you have to wait on the phone for up to two hours and most locals have prepaid phones. They want to stay and work in the communities they reside and where close family ties are.

Encouraging unemployed to be enthusiastic about the future in these communities is hard because there is no incentive and very little from state or federal governments to invest money into these areas because we have low populations and very little impact on elections.

There is so much potential for developing indigenous art and crafts or getting health services to do motherhood classes. The cycle can be broken.

The unemployed just need to see beyond the next week and need to feel that if they make the effort there will be a reward at the end.

 

Rise Ventures

 

Rise Ventures DOCX

Jon Altman

 

Jon Altman PDF

Midwest Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation

 

Midwest Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation PDF

Torres Strait Regional Authority

 

Torres Strait Regional Authority PDF

Local Government Association of the Northern Territory

 

Local Government Association of the Northern Territory PDF

Indigenous Community Volunteers

 

Indigenous Community Volunteers PDF

Far West Aboriginal Community Leaders

We, the Far West Aboriginal Communities Leaders welcome the opportunity to contribute to the review of Community Development Programme (CDP). Approximately 26% of the Aboriginal working age population in our region have CDP mutual obligations.  In some of our communities, the numbers are substantially higher, with 80-90% of the Aboriginal working age population participating in CDP. Most of our organisations have run CDP activities as sub-contractors to Complete Personnel (who holds the overall tender in the region). Additionally, many of our organisations ran the Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) for 20+ years.

Far West Aboriginal Community Leaders PDF

Fred Chaney and Bill Gray

 

Fred Chaney and Bill Gray PDF

Northern Territory Farmers Association

 

Northern Territory Farmers Association DOCX

Commonwealth Ombudsman

 

Commonwealth Ombudsman PDF

Australian Human Rights Commission

 

Australian Human Rights Commission PDF

St Vincent de Paul Society National Council

There are elements of Option 1 that the Society favours over the other two options in the discussion paper. However, we would urge the Department to integrate more features from the model proposed by the Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory

St Vincent de Paul Society National Council PDF

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara EC

 

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara EC PDF

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara EC - Appendix A PDF

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara EC - Appendix B PDF

Indigenous Remote Communications Association

 

Indigenous Remote Communications Association PDF

Wunan Foundation and East Kimberley Job Pathways

 

Wunan Foundation and East Kimberley Job Pathways PDF

Central Desert Regional Council

 

Central Desert Regional Council DOCX

Peter Strachan

 

Peter Strachan DOCX

Australian Beirut Charitable Association

To have a good well-behaved child we need to give their parents good educational sessions to show them how to bring these implement these practices into place.
Women education refers to every form of education that aims at improving the knowledge, and skill of women. It includes general education at schools and colleges, vocational and technical education, professional education, health education, etc. Women education encompasses both literary and non-literary education.

The importance of women education is briefly summarized below:

1. Economic development and prosperity
2. Economic empowerment
3. Improved Life through Education
4. Improved health
5. Dignity and honour
6. Justice

We surveyed 100 women in our community and the charting attached show their preferences for short and long education.
We need the fund to help these women achieve goals and be a better member in the community and to their families

Australian Beirut Charitable Association PDF

Northern Territory Government

 

Northern Territory Government PDF

Madeleine Roberts

There are already community-based examples of engagement and participation in culturally appropriate activities which result in the creation of products for sale. Waltja (waltja.org.au) in Alice Springs is just one example. It is an Aboriginal-controlled community-based organisation which does good work with families and is grounded in strong culture and relationships.

This consultation ought to be with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. They are the ones who can say what will work and how to structure a program that will suit those who are the target. Ignoring their input will only result in yet more government failure. They have asked government to "do it WITH us, not TO us" and this ought to be respected AND followed.

 

National Social Security Rights Network

 

National Social Security Rights Network PDF

Australian Council of Social Service

 

Australian Council of Social Service PDF

Australian Council of Social Service - Attachment PDF

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet Western Australia

 

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet Western Australia DOCX

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples

 

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples PDF

NSW Animal Services Pty Limited

NSW AS is an Aboriginal owned company providing training to A&TSI in NSW and is has an application before the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to become a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

We currently provide training in ACM40117 Certificate IV - Animal Control and Regulation under a third party arrangement. This qualification is suitable to A&TSI Youth in metropolitan, rural and remote areas as, some of these persons reside in areas of high unemployment. Our vision is to provide further qualifications when we become a RTO. We have written the original (ASQA

approved) qualification with Aboriginal Youth in mind for jobs with local Government (Councils) where we understand Traineeships may be available and would appreciate more information on such and believe we can contribute to the employment of Aboriginal Persons.

NSW Animal Services Pty Limited PDF

Dr Kirrily Jordan

 

Dr Kirrily Jordan PDF

Jobs Australia

 

Jobs Australia PDF

My Pathway

 

My Pathway PDF

Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation

 

Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation PDF

National Employment Services Association

 

National Employment Services Association PDF

Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory

 

Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory PDF

Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory - Attachment A PDF

Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory - Attachment B PDF

Miwatj Employment and Participation

 

Miwatj Employment and Participation PDF

Regional Australia Institute

 

Regional Australia Institute PDF

 

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