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- Should successful athletes have to pay back the AIS 10 Jun 2009
- Let's give youth voice now for a better future 12 Oct 2008
- Organ donation it's the greatest gift of all 21 Sep 2008
- Is safe sex message falling on deaf ears 31 Aug 2008
- Grassroots funding is key to Olympic glorys 10 Aug 2008
- Easy to overlook big issue of homelessness 20 Jul 2008
- Trailblazer Natasha leaves lasting legacy 29 Jun 2008
- Heavy hitters boost our World Cup hopes 01 Jun 2008
- Youth Forum Discussion Paper 17 May 2008
- We can't take sport for granted 11 May 2008
- Women truly can do anything be anything 20 Apr 2008
- Let the Games begin with all our athletes 30 Mar 2008
- Proud past but future a challenge for women 09 Mar 2008
- Young people will be heard at highest level 17 Feb 2008
- Our nation has changed dramatically in three weeks 16 Dec 2007
- Mobile Phone Towers 23 Sep 2007
- Bradken Foundry 01 Jul 2007
- Full Fees 03 Jun 2007
- Eating Disorders 17 Dec 2006
- Iraq 27 Jul 2006
- Electoral Laws 26 Jun 2006
- Dental 08 Jan 2006
- Make Poverty History 18 Sep 2005
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THE HON KATE ELLIS MP
MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT PARTICIPATION
AND CHILD CARE
MS KIRSTEN LIVERMORE MP
MEMBER FOR CAPRICORNIA
3 December 2010
Indigenous jobseekers graduate with a mural of experience
The Minister for Employment Participation and Child Care Kate Ellis and the Member for Capricornia Kirsten Livermore, congratulated eight Indigenous jobseekers who have today completed the Work for the Dole program.
The eight participants have gained valuable communications skills and work experience during the consultation and creation of a 20-metre Indigenous mural artwork at Mount Archer State School in Rockhampton.
"I am delighted that these jobseekers have chosen to use their work experience opportunity to enhance the appearance of Mount Archer State School," Ms Ellis said.
"The artwork is truly beautiful and the new skills the job seekers have gained through participating in this project will improve their chances of taking up future employment opportunities.
"The Australian Government recognises the value of work experience and training for jobseekers and believes these sorts of project can be a real step forward in finding sustainable employment."
Representing Minister Ellis at the graduation ceremony, Ms Livermore said the motivational mural is inspired by the challenges that the Indigenous jobseekers have faced and overcome on their employment journey.
"The jobseekers who are graduating today have made an outstanding contribution to local school children and to the Rockhampton community," Ms Livermore said.
"I have every confidence that this experience will prove to be of great benefit to them and I wish them well for their future employment success."
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring jobseekers fulfil their mutual obligation requirements and participate in Work for the Dole and other work experience activities.
Work for the Dole activities are one of a range of work experience options available under Job Services Australia.
More information about Job Services Australia is available at www.deewr.gov.au/Employment/JSA