Kate is passionate about contributing to public debate on a wide range of important issues. Here are some of the issues she has touched on in the past.
- 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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21 Mar 2012 - More Support for Logan Job Seekers
THE HON KATE ELLIS MP
Minister for Employment Participation
THE HON CRAIG EMERSON MP
Member for Rankin
21 March 2012
More support for Logan job seekers
The Logan office of Sarina Russo Job Access has been selected to take part in an Australian Government program to demonstrate new approaches to service delivery within Job Services Australia to improve education and employment outcomes for local job seekers.
Minister for Employment Participation Kate Ellis and the Federal Member for Rankin, Craig Emerson, today announced $200,000 funding for a Job Services Australia (JSA) Demonstration Pilot in the south-east Queensland city.
The pilot will see JSA provider Sarina Russo Job Access partner with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency to provide a four stage program with work experience and on-the-job support.
The pilot has been designed specifically for young adults aged under 25, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, single parents and Indigenous Australians.
"This initiative will deliver tailored support for some of the most vulnerable job seekers in the Logan community," Ms Ellis said.
"This is an opportunity to look at how we can do things differently and to encourage innovation. It's crucial that we keep looking at new approaches to extend the benefits and dignity of work to more Australians."
The Australian Government is funding four JSA Demonstration Pilots in Queensland, providing each with $200,000 to trial enhancements to employment service delivery for disadvantaged job seekers
"Sarina Russo Job Access has successfully delivered employment services in Logan for a number of years. This project will demonstrate the benefit of community partnerships as they work together closely to offer employment services in an alternative environment and through an intensive four stage program," Dr Emerson said.
"Local job seekers participating in the pilot will be able to get new skills, renewed confidence and work experience in a supportive environment."
Minister Ellis congratulated Sarina Russo Job Access on being selected.
A total of 20 pilots will be run by high performing JSA providers in identified areas of disadvantage across Australia under the JSA Demonstration Pilots initiative.
The Australian Government is providing $4.7 million for the Demonstration Pilots as part of the Building Australia's Future Workforce Package.
For more information on JSA Demonstration Projects: