Projects found: 5

The Best of Intentions

(Thesis abstract) Claire Colyer’s doctoral research investigated interconnections between government approaches to policy in Indigenous affairs – characterised by mainstreaming of services for Indigenous Australians – and the ways in which the not-for-profit sector (NFP) has responded in terms of both policy and practice. This study of Australian Red Cross offers a window on the…

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Campbelltown Regional Employment Strategy

Client: Better Cities Project, auspiced by Dept. of Housing, SWS Sydney

Location/s: Campbelltown, South-Western Sydney

This project was an integral part of a series of regional projects aimed at improving the quality of life and quality of government service delivery. The project relied on comprehensive consultation and effective stakeholder engagement and adopted a variety of community consultation and planning techniques (including two major stakeholder forums). The project developed an Employment…

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Indigenous Small Business Development

Client: Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business

Location/s: Derby, Broome (WA), Alice Springs (NT), Ceduna (SA), Cairns, Cape York, Torres Strait (Nth Qld)

Brokerage and facilitation project for DEWRSB Small Business Section to assist Indigenous organisations to prepare funding applications to the Indigenous Small Business Fund (ISBF). This project required national co-ordination, ability to liaise with Aboriginal community groups and strategic analysis of their business development needs. Key organisations in Derby, Broome, Alice Springs, Ceduna, Cairns, Cape York,…

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Evaluation of Job Network Services in remote communities

Location/s: Port Hedland, Wyndam, Kununarra, Derby, Mowanjum, Oombulgarri (WA) Amoonguna, Yuendumu, Alice Springs, Palmerston, Jabiru, Nhulunbuy (NT)

This project required the setting up, and conduct of qualitative interviews with job seekers and community leaders in five communities in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Broom areas and six communities in the Top End and Central Australia to evaluate Fee for Service and Flexible Servicing Arrangements. Recruitment was made via relevant local community organisations, interpreters…

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Indigenous experience of the employment services

Client: DEWRSB on behalf of Growing Regional Opportunities for Work Employment (GROW) Employment Council

Location/s: La Perouse, Redfern, Mt Druitt,

Designed and conducted research into the Aboriginal experience of and attitudes towards the Job Network involving: the identification of Influence Mechanisms and Best Practice Issues for Job Network members delivering services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients; Developed a toolkit for Indigenous community organisations to use in seeking better service from the job network.

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