Indigenous Accountants crucial for Indigenous futures

To build prosperity from the assets we’ve fought hard to obtain, our communities need people with financial expertise, who know how to manage, sustain and build wealth. We need accountants just as much as lawyers and doctors, if not more. [Read more…]

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AIME Annual Report – real outcomes in Indigenous education

The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) has released its 2012 Annual Report and the results show real, measurable outcomes and improvements in Indigenous education.

Including a 31% successful transition from Year 12 to university, approaching the national average of 46% for non-Indigenous students and a 94% successful transition from Year 10 to Year 11 (the historical “drop-out” stage for high school student), slightly above the national average of 93% for non-Indigenous students. Other transition rates continue to demonstrate year-on-year improvement.

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A New Jobs Model is Needed to Narrow the Gap

For decades now Australian governments have been talking about ending the disparity between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. The sentiments are genuine but so far very little real change has been achieved. [Read more…]

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