Tag Archives: employment

Cafés, restaurants: Not letting go

 

 

As COVID-19 shuts down our streets, no industry has had to adapt to the new landscape as quickly as hospitality. JULIUS DENNIS speaks with some of the battlers. (By the way, the photo at right was taken before “social distancing” was introduced.) FULL STORY »

Is it time for a First Nations university?

 

It would be an important symbol, but that is not enough. It must produce high quality employment ready students and also be an internationally respected hub for Indigenous research. COMMENT by  MARK J SMITH (at left). Batchelor Institute graduation ceremony in Alice Springs (at right). FULL STORY »

Employment breakthrough by local Coles

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An intensive and clever promotion last year by the Coles supermarket in Alice Springs created a critical mass in Aboriginal employment. And a follow-up this year resulted in the proportion of Indigenous personnel working there well exceeding that of the town’s population. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Jenny Standley (right) helping Mary Bayly from Napperby Station load her bush order. FULL STORY »

Coles Aboriginal employment promotion hits the spot

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43 people attend information sessions during the week after a lively promotion of careers for Aborigines last Saturday. Clontarf’s Aloysius Hayes (pictured) gave a hand with the BBQ. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Land rich, jobs poor: Indigenous work around The Rock

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Migration from jobs-for-the-dole to mainstream work is slow although Docker River’s job numbers look a lot better than those of the playground for global tourists, 130 kilometres to the east. ERWIN CHANDA reports. FULL STORY »

The Greens Senator and that four-letter-word: Work.

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Is the solution for the Territory’s problems Guaranteed Adequate Income? ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with Greens Senator Rachel Siewert about it and other ideas her party has for Central Australia. PICTURED are Senator Siewert in Alice Springs, with Vince Forrester and Dalton Dupuy (Greens candidates for Namatjira and Braitling, respectively). FULL STORY »

Footy plus a job is a formula for life

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Kenny Morton (pictured) takes the message from The Centre to the Top End. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Our unemployment rate still the lowest

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There is the potential for more jobs in tourism, energy, mining and the maritime service sector, writes Chief Minister Adam Giles.

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Ayers Rock Resort struggles to get local staff

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The Ayers Rock Resort, owned by the Indigenous Land Corporation, is finding it exceedingly difficult to recruit staff from Central Australia, or retain for its workforce local young people trained at the resort. ERWIN CHLANDA talks with Michael Parkins (pictured), general manager of the National Indigenous Training Academy at the resort.

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That four-letter word: work

Work – mainstream, private, lucrative and honourable – may achieve for Aborigines what four decades of social engineering and handouts have not. Nigel Scullion (pictured with a Top End elder), the first NT based Minister for Indigenous Affairs, clearly does not want to amend the Land Rights Act which would trigger a national outcry by lower-case ‘l’ liberals. Yet he must bring into play Aboriginal assets that have lain idle for too long: Half a million square kilometers of freehold land, and thousands of working-age people on the dole. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »