As COVID-19 shuts down our streets, no industry has had to adapt to the new landscape as quickly as hospitality. JULIUS DENNIS speaks with some of the battlers. (By the way, the photo at right was taken before “social distancing” was introduced.)
It would be an important symbol, but that is not enough. It must produce high quality employment ready students and also be an internationally respected hub for Indigenous research. COMMENT by MARK J SMITH (at left). Batchelor Institute graduation ceremony in Alice Springs (at right).
An intensive and clever promotion last year by the Coles supermarket in Alice Springs created a critical mass in Aboriginal employment. And a follow-up this year resulted in the proportion of Indigenous personnel working there well exceeding that of the town's population. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Jenny Standley (right) helping Mary Bayly from Napperby Station load her bush order.
43 people attend information sessions during the week after a lively promotion of careers for Aborigines last Saturday. Clontarf's Aloysius Hayes (pictured) gave a hand with the BBQ. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.
Migration from jobs-for-the-dole to mainstream work is slow although Docker River's job numbers look a lot better than those of the playground for global tourists, 130 kilometres to the east. ERWIN CHANDA reports.
Is the solution for the Territory's problems Guaranteed Adequate Income? ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with Greens Senator Rachel Siewert about it and other ideas her party has for Central Australia. PICTURED are Senator Siewert in Alice Springs, with Vince Forrester and Dalton Dupuy (Greens candidates for Namatjira and Braitling, respectively).
The Ayers Rock Resort, owned by the Indigenous Land Corporation, is finding it exceedingly difficult to recruit staff from Central Australia, or retain for its workforce local young people trained at the resort. ERWIN CHLANDA talks with Michael Parkins (pictured), general manager of the National Indigenous Training Academy at the resort.