Employment & training

Halls Creek: Ngoonjwah workers owed $190,000

ORIC says Halls Creek’s former resource agency still owes CDEP workers almost $190,000 in unpaid wages.

A total of 227 former Ngoonjuwah workers are owed amounts of between $11 and $3682.

Administrators have transferred the money from the former Aboriginal corporation to the Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations (ORIC) which is still trying to find the former workers.

The Stringer [read this story]


Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Halls Creek Comments Off

Workshops for remote health professionals


Primary Health Care: more important than ever …….

Broome  2 day workshop   November 4th & 5th 2014

Understanding the social, environmental, structural, political and philosophical issues that impact upon health care provision in remote Australia.

Designed for any health professional working in a remote setting.

Includes Health promotion project design and evaluation.

 Dementia: Recognising and Responding to Dementia in remote and Indigenous Communities

Broome  2 day workshop   November 4th & 5th 2014

A two day workshop that will give primary health care and related workers the skills to provide quality dementia care and support to Aboriginal people with dementia, their families and community.

Content includes the skills and strategies to assess and assist both the person with dementia and their family in managing their dementia.

 Contact crh.shortcourse@flinders.edu.au.




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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 Broome Comments Off

New Aboriginal waterfront company

Former KLC leader Wayne Bergmann is managing director of a new Aboriginal maritime services company.

Aboriginal Maritime Pty Ltd is competing with union labour for various waterfront and other marine contracts in the oil and gas industry.

The Australian [read this story]

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Oil and gas Comments Off

Paspaley charged for diver’s death

Paspaley Pearling Company has been charged over the 2012 death of one of its employees.

Pearl Diver Jarrod Hampton, 22, died while working off the Kimberley coast.

The West  Australian [read this story]

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Police and courts Comments Off

Melissa Price on ‘Restart’

Local member Melissa Price says grants of up to $10,000 are available to businesses who employ older workers.

They must have been registered unemployed for at least six months.

You can read her statement here:

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Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Broome: Man arrested for alleged backpacker jobs scam

Police have arrested a man accused of robbing backpackers as he promised to find them work.

They say he charged several people in Broome for boots, swags and camping gear they would need to work on stations.

He has been detained in Roeburne.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Police and courts Comments Off

Broome: Student wins training prize

St Mary’s College student Lillian Banks was one of 500 students to win a Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP).

Local member Melissa Price says the award recognises the skill, commitment and achievements of school students who take on vocational education in their final year.

You can read her media release here:

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 Broome, Government Comments Off

Melissa Price on offshore visa law

Local member Melissa Price welcomes legislation that would repeal a Gillard government offshore petroleum worker’s visa requirement.

“This is not a move by Government to take jobs away from Australian workers, but a means to ensure our resources industry continues to have the skilled workers they require when/if an Australian tradesman or woman does not have the required expertise,” Ms Price said.

You can read her media release here:

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Oil and gas Comments Off
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