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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.

Nyangumarta Warrarn CEO speaks to SBS Radio to discuss ranger funding

Posted: February 23rd, 2016

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Nyaparu Rose in the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation offices, February 2016

Nyangumarta Warrarn CEO, Nyaparu Rose

CEO of the Nyangumarta Warrarn Aboriginal Corporation Nyaparu Rose recently spoke with SBS’s Living Black program about Indigenous Protected Areas and Ranger programs, which she sees as essential to both young people and elders of her community.

The Nyangumarta people also use these programs to work with scientists and other professionals to protect delicate ecosystems by cataloguing and documenting the land and practices.

Nyaparu Rose said her heritage is not being witnessed up close by the Commonwealth, and it’s a problem which could lead to future cuts or no expansion.

“It’s difficult at times because we don’t have enough visits from the federal government to these remote areas to spend time and look at what the ranger groups are doing to benefit, protect and care for their Country.”

You can listen to the full interview here.