INDIGENOUS STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO GET THEIR APPLICATIONS IN

Applications for Indigenous students from all around Australia to travel to Canberra and see first-hand the opportunities available to them working in Government will be closing in one week.

Up to 70 Indigenous students will have the opportunity to participate in the annual Work Exposure in Government (WEX) program, running between Sunday 20 October to Friday 25 October 2019.

UNIVERSITIES SHARE IN $33.6 MILLION TO HELP INDIGENOUS STUDENTS SUCCEED

The Morrison Government’s Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP) is delivering practical and tailored support to help Indigenous students succeed in higher education and unlock greater opportunities in life.

Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, said $33.6 million will be provided to 38 universities to directly support the increasing number of Indigenous Australians accessing higher education to complete their studies and take those skills to contribute to their communities.

National Employment Services Association (NESA) Conference Speech

 National Employment Services Association (NESA) Conference Speech

Kaya Wangju. Hello and welcome.

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are meeting today. The Noon Wurrung and Woiwurrung or Wurundjeri peoples. I pay my respects elders past and present and those emerging.

I also acknowledge Sally Sinclair CEO of NESA and the entire NESA team. Thank you for hosting this important gathering. And thank you for the work you do in bringing together employers, job seekers and job services. If you bring to life the profound insight that is helping people find work has exponential value.

Business Council of Australia 'Raising the Bar' Launch Speech

Thank you Matthew and thank you KPMG for hosting the Launch. I do acknowledge the Whadjuk people, our elders past and present and those who will emerge. I also want to acknowledge Barry McGuire for his welcome to country. I always enjoy listening to Barry because he always provides an element that matches the context in which he delivers it.

 

I also acknowledge all the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who joined us today.

 

Jennifer Westacott, I want to thank you for your leadership as Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Australia, but also your ongoing commitment across the board on so many fronts: your vision, your compassion. But, the way in which you establish a direction that you believe we should go as a country - you take us there and on this issue to do with Indigenous Australians - it's a tremendous element of support, but it's important.

Transcript - ABC Radio Perth Drive with Geoff Hutchison

GEOFF HUTCHISON: Ken Wyatt was outside hanging out the washing when he received a phone call from Scott Morrison inviting him to become Australia's first Indigenous Minister for Indigenous Australians. He told the National Press Club that he was choked with both the honour and the magnitude of expectation that would come with saying yes. And he says it took him nearly two full minutes to do so. No task for Ken Wyatt is going to be more challenging than the proposal to recognise Indigenous people in the constitution and a promise that the issue will be put to a referendum within three years. Ken Wyatt is my guest this afternoon. Good afternoon to you.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Australia is home to the world’s oldest continuous culture and on the United Nations’ International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, said that all Australians should be proud of the role Indigenous culture continues to play in our nation.

“Australia is enriched by having such vibrant Indigenous communities that are making a significant contribution to Australia’s economic, social and cultural life,” Minister Wyatt said.