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Territory Labor Policy The Northern Territory Jobs Plan Productivity Participation Population



Territory Labor Policy The Northern Territory Jobs Plan Productivity Participation Population

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Tabled papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




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Employment targets Labor will set employment targets in key Government fields. We endorse the Indigenous Employment Strategy but additionally will make a strong push to train Indigenous people in the delivery of key Government services. This will be particularly focused on remote and regional towns and communities where a churning workforce provides challenges to service delivery. We will make a strong push to place local people into jobs in remote and regional communities, as well as in the public sector in Darwin and Palmerston. Specific Commitment To lift indigenous involvement in the workforce Labor will introduce key sector targets and will focus training funding on achieving those targets. 3Our focus will initially be on the Departments of Education and Health and the Police, Fire and Emergency Services. TJ O < Labor will aim to have 500 more indigenous people filling a role as a teacher, police officer or nurse by 2026. (Base year 2016.) 3 (Q Tl Q) 3. o a 0)Indigenous Skills Development Generally o3 Specific Commitment Labor will: work with indigenous Territorians and industry to target training for trades Reposition the existing Indigenous Responsive training program and the Indigenous Workforce Participation Initiatives Program to better align the two for job outcomes in regions and to leverage Australian Government initiatives Introduce a specific Indigenous pre-employment/apprenticeship program to provide specific training for unskilled or semi-skilled Indigenous Territorians to gain essential industry skills that lead to jobs. This will be linked where possible to Australian Government programs Fund Foundation skills for Indigenous workers who require increased literacy and numeracy in the workplace to advance in their careers; and Introduce a strong skills and careers focussed program into schools across the Territory. This will be outlined in more detail in the Skilling Students At School to be released in the near future. Productivity, Participation, Population 31

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