This initiative seeks a cross-cultural solution to providing ‘real jobs’ for Anangu in the NPY Region. Currently in co-design stage, the initiative will ensure work is an achievable, appealing and positive experience for Anangu through culturally appropriate employment conditions, wrap-around support and meaningful training and career pathways.
By increasing culturally appropriate employment conditions, work-place support and improved recruitment, training and career pathways, Anangu will stay in jobs longer and be more successful in those roles and in their long term working lives. Employers will benefit from the strengthened, stable Aboriginal workforce progressing on career pathways to senior roles.
Anangu have spoken up about their desire for more work, better jobs and appropriate employment conditions that recognise and value Anangu capabilities and cultural responsibilities. Significant structural and personal barriers contribute to high levels of Anangu unemployment and challenges with worker retention in the region. Many employers struggle to recruit and retain local workers, lacking the skills and resources to develop appropriate supports and strategies. Through collaboration and shared understanding, we are developing locally-led solutions that lead to increased Anangu employment, retention and job satisfaction.