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Shark Bay Science Centre brings employment, business opportunities

Posted: January 25th, 2018

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Bush Heritage Australia (Bush Heritage) is seeking to develop a close and productive working relationship with the Malgana community. Bush Heritage is one of Australia’s largest and most effective conservation organisations.

Best-practice science and collaborations with others, particularly Traditional Owners, are what define its approach to conservation.

In 2014, the Malgana native title claim group supported Bush Heritage’s purchase of Hamelin Station Reserve, on the edge of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. This support was given under the understanding that Bush Heritage would continue to engage with Malgana Traditional Owners to advance their social, economic and cultural interests, including providing training and employment opportunities. Bush Heritage continues to have these discussions with the Malgana community on several fronts.

Now, Bush Heritage is looking to develop a world class research and educational facility on Hamelin Station. Called ‘The Shark Bay Science Centre’, it will offer unique science, business, employment and community engagement opportunities in the Shark Bay region. The Malgana community is invited to express preliminary interest in these opportunities (business, employment and community engagement).

The Shark Bay Science Centre will promote improved knowledge and understanding of this unique landscape. And, it is hoped that, in partnership with the Malgana community, this centre will celebrate and include a strong focus of the region’s Aboriginal cultural values, history and continuing use and living culture.

Subject to successful fundraising, the facility will result in more visitors to the Shark Bay area and subsequent opportunities for regional economic growth and employment.

The employment opportunities will be broad, ranging from direct employment to associated business partnerships such as:

  • educational or interpretive services such as tours, talks and the creation of cultural displays;
  • construction-related trades such as carpentry and landscaping;
  • hospitality services such as housekeeping and catering; and
  • land management-related activities.

Other innovative ideas for participation are also welcomed.

Bush Heritage has contracted O’Neill Business Services to seek interest from the community throughout January 2018, with assistance from a Gascoyne Development Commission grant. For more information or to express interest, contact: les@oneillbusinessservices.com.au or 0428 250 906.

Beyond January 2018 please contact Bush Heritage Australia directly via Angela.Hawdon@bushheritage.org.au or 1300 628 873.

Senior Heritage Officer Positions in Geraldton and Pilbara

Posted: September 12th, 2017

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The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (Department) engages with Aboriginal Western Australians and all levels of Government to improve the delivery of services and to facilitate the development of policy and programs, which deliver suitable economic, environmental and social benefits to Aboriginal communities.

The Department is seeking two experienced individuals to undertake the role of Senior Heritage Officer. One role is based in Geraldton and one is based in South Hedland (although the Pilbara role may be located in Karratha or Roebourne and applications are also encouraged from these areas). Both are permanent full-time positions. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational requirement of this position under Section 50D of the WA Equal Opportunity Act.

Reporting to the Team Leader Regions, the successful candidate will:

  • Undertake project work relating to Aboriginal heritage, across Western Australia in line with the strategic direction of the heritage directorate including the provision of advice to external stakeholders relating to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop heritage projects to preserve and protect Aboriginal Sites
  • Support the Team Leader in identifying and achieving heritage outcomes in line with the agreed Directorate outcomes.

Please use the links below to view the Department website for a job description form and further information about the duties and the job related requirements which will be used to select the successful candidate. Suitable candidates, not selected to fill this vacancy, may be considered for other employment opportunities (in like positions and like locations) over the next 12 months.

Geraldton Candidates:  Senior Heritage Officer, Geraldton

Pilbara Candidates: Senior Heritage Officer, Pilbara 

Indigenous Apprenticeships available

Posted: April 22nd, 2016

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The Commonwealth’s Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme is accepting applications until 11 May 2016.

The program is designed to provide Aboriginal Australians an entrance to 200 career opportunities across 11 federal government departments. The jobs are full-time, available across the country and involve on-the job training.

Successful applicants will work for 12 months and obtain both a competitive salary and a nationally recognised certificate or diploma qualification.

Those interested in learning more about the program, the recruitment process or applications can get more information from the Commonwealth website here.

Country Needs People Indigenous Protected Area and Rangers

Posted: March 17th, 2016

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Country Needs People is a not-for-profit campaign working towards a positive outcome for Indigenous Protected Areas through the care by Indigenous Rangers.

The campaign is fighting for the continued growth and security of current and future opportunities for land and sea management by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To show your support for this campaign sign the petition letting the Prime Minister know you support the growth of Indigenous Ranger Programs go to Country Needs People Invest In Success.

 

 

 

 

Launch of Aboriginal History Booklet and Yamaji Drive Trail

Posted: August 20th, 2015

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Stan Gratte, author of The Aboriginal History of Geraldton (Jambinu) and Surrounding Areas

The City of Geraldton Regional Library recently released the final title in the Mid West Heritage series,
The Aboriginal History of Geraldton (Jambinu) and Surrounding Areas by Stan Gratte and Dale Forsyth. This series highlights Geraldton’s rich Aboriginal history.

The book was showcased on 19 August at the Launch@The Library along with the new Yamaji Drive Trail – a tourist guide, celebrating Yamatji history and culture in the Greater Geraldton area.

The author paints an overview of life for Aboriginal people living in the Geraldton area before and after the region was settled by Europeans.

This publication is now available for $9.95 from the City of Geraldton Regional Library and can also be purchased from the Geraldton Visitors Centre and WA Museum.

The 2015 Goodness Festival

Posted: August 11th, 2015

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Goodness Festival

The 2015 Goodness Festival is taking place from August 14-23 in the Mid West. The Festival enables innovation and collaboration to grow a smart, sustainable community. Through the 7 Festival Themes, Goodness makes it easy for everyone to learn about and ‘do’ science, social change, innovation, conservation, philanthropy and digital creativity. Unique to the Mid West, Goodness Festival features more than 25 events: tours, talks, workshops, pitches and exhibits.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

Posted: August 3rd, 2015

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August 4 is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. #fairstartforIndigKids recognises the strengths and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and draws attention to the issues affecting them.

This year’s Children’s Day theme is Little People, Big Futures emphasising an investment in the children of today will secure the strength and success of communities tomorrow. Visit aboriginalchildrensday.com.au for more information.

2015 Amnesty International Media Awards now open

Posted: July 24th, 2015

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Launch of Amnesty's Indigenous Youth Incarceration campaign.  Photo: (c)AIA/ IngetjeTadros

Amnesty’s Indigenous Youth Incarceration Campaign
Photo: (c)AIA/ IngetjeTadros

These awards include the Indigenous Reporting category, recognising excellence in media coverage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human rights issues.

This year’s Amnesty International Australia Media Awards are now open and journalists are encouraged to enter their human rights stories of the last year.

To enter these awards visit here before the closing date of Friday 14 August 2015.

Be a community advisor in Geraldton

Posted: June 12th, 2015

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The WA Museum in Geraldton is looking for new members for its Community Advisory Committee, and Aboriginal applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Museum is now accepting expressions of interests for two voluntary community representative positions.

WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said he hopes to receive Expressions of Interest from people who want to be part of the history and future of Geraldton and the Mid West.

 

 

 

“Members of the Advisory Committee actively advocate for the Museum and provide a community perspective on the Museum’s

Expressions of Interest including a statement outlining suitability and a current resume should be mailed to Leigh O’Brien, WA Museum – Geraldton, PO Box 2229, Geraldton, WA 6530, or emailed to leigh.o’brien@museum.wa.gov.au by 4pm, 19 June 2015.