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Strategic plan for jobs discussed during Minister's visit

POSITIVE OUTCOME: Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion, Dhanbarrun CFO Don Butler, Back on Track Co-Director Jeff McIlroy, Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Back on Track Co-Director Barry Boland talk about Back on Track’s work in the Rockhampton Indigenous community as part of Mr Scullion’s visit to the region yesterday.
POSITIVE OUTCOME: Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion, Dhanbarrun CFO Don Butler, Back on Track Co-Director Jeff McIlroy, Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and Back on Track Co-Director Barry Boland talk about Back on Track’s work in the Rockhampton Indigenous community as part of Mr Scullion’s visit to the region yesterday. Allan Reinikka Rokaministe

ROCKHAMPTON'S Back on Track co-director Jeff McIlroy had plenty of great news to share with Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion during his visit to the city yesterday.

Mr Scullion, the senator for the Northern Territory is one of five senators currently visiting Central Queensland this week.

Mr McIlroy said with the new non-for-profit organisation Dhanbarrun off the ground, they were excited about the future of Indigenous employment in Rockhampton.

"The purpose of the Ministers' visit was to inform him of our strategic plan to engage Indigenous people in employment and Dhanbarrun, which means brighter future pathways in Barry's (Back on Track co-director) language," he said.

"It's (Dhanbarrun) made up of seven local businesses who are on the board and it's about addressing issues in their own local community." Mr McIlroy said Senator Scullion was pleased to hear of the organisation's efforts and Back on Track's future plans.

"He understood it and was pleased with what he heard," he said.

"Senator Scullion said he would go back to his people in Canberra to see how the federal government can help us with the Back on Track safety awareness video, which is a very big project."

Mr McIlroy said the safety video was to be promoted nationally and would relate to Indigenous communities across the country.

It will be launched on August 1.

VIDEO LAUNCH

The series of new indigenous induction and safety videos, produced by Back on Track Training in partnership with Protector Alsafe, have been created for indigenous audiences in classrooms and workplaces.

Topics:  back on track, employment, indigenous affairs




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