Local Matters, Locals Matter: A guide to the principles of privileging local employment in remote Indigenous communities

Local Matters, Locals Matter: A guide to the principles of privileging local employment in remote Indigenous communities Report

  • Author(s): Osborne, S
  • Published: 2011
  • Publisher: Dusseldorp Skills Forum

Abstract: Since 2007, Ernabella Anangu School has been looking closely at how to bring young people back into secondary classrooms, prepare them for employment opportunities, and transition into work. Initially, this was a school based focus. In 2009, a partnership was formed between the school, Dare to Lead, Dusseldorp Skills Forum and members of the community as well as builders and tradespeople in the region. The key purpose of coming together was to look at how we could develop a situation that prioritises local employment in the construction of houses and creates opportunities for young people to see an employment end point to their school based training. Housing SA (SA Govt) provided a housing contract for a local construction team to work on together. The purpose of this document is to share the principles and the learnings from this process in the hope that we can encourage others to consider new ways of looking at local employment in remote Indigenous communities. This is not about finding social benefit funds to fund ‘activity’, although it is about pursuing social justice. This is not about better ways to make money, although it is about an economic reason to work in different ways. This is not a policy position paper, although we do hope to inform, shape and encourage change in policy and practices in remote industry.

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Osborne, S, 2011, Local Matters, Locals Matter: A guide to the principles of privileging local employment in remote Indigenous communities, Report, viewed 27 May 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=5343.

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