The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with the Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health receiving $175,000.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott, said today a key priority for the Government was to ensure as many Indigenous people as possible are working in real jobs.
“The Community Development Fund provides funding to organisations to deliver projects that support social and economic development and participation in remote communities such as Cunnamulla,” Minister Scullion said.
“The fund assists service providers, employers and community organisations to create new jobs and deliver rewarding community activities.”
Mr Scott said the project in Cunnamulla will benefit local Indigenous residents by funding a community support service that delivers seasonal firewood, lawn mowing, general garden maintenance and yard tidying and furniture removal services to the community.
“Two employment opportunities exist under this project, with training available to support these people to develop their business skills, with the aim for them to become co-managers of the local enterprise,” Mr Scott said.
“A number of local Indigenous residents will also benefit from the services provided under this project.”
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