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“Australians in remote communities will be better placed under the Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP) to find work and get the skills they need to become work ready. The program will start on 1 July 2013 and will help more people to get into jobs and participate in their communities”. (Soruce: DEEWR).
Four providers have been announced to cover the Kimberley: Kullarri Region CDEP Inc with Kimberley Personnel as subcontractor (Kullarri Region); Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation (Fitzroy Valley Region); Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation (Derby/Gibb River Region); and Wunun East Kimberley CDEP Joint Venture Pty Ltd (Halls Creek/Tjurabalan Region and East Kimberley Region). Information about transition to the new Program and targeted outcomes can be found at http://deewr.gov.au/remote-jobs-and-communities-program.
Broome Chamber of Commerce
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COMMUNITY STORES. DOES A MODEL FOR SUCCESS EXIST?
The importance of Community Stores in remote regions of Australia cannot be over emphasised. The Community Store is far more than just the place to buy food. In many Communities, it is the only enterprise activity; the place where people meet; where banking is done; where mail is delivered; and where telephones can be accessed. In the Kimberley, Communities can be isolated for weeks at a time through the wet season, and residents rely on the Store to meet many of their external needs.
In any review of Community Stores, it must be understood that the dynamics within each Community varies.
Each Community has different dynamics based on the number of family groups, the relationships between those family groups, the dominance of particular family groups and so on. These differences simply mean that no one operating model can be developed that will work across all Communities. We therefore need to start to focus on a common outcome, rather than a common business model. KPP works in a number of communities, supporting the community store operations. The objective for genuine sustainability must be local community management and we have developed a number of trading models that are currently in operation. Call us for details.
Waardi Limited was established in 2011 under the Browse LNG Precinct Project Agreement to work towards the social and economic benefit of Goolarabooloo Jabirr Jabirr people to help realise their economic and personal potential. Although the LNG Precinct Project at James Price Point will not proceed, Woodside will honour its commitment under the Agreement. The new organisation, Morrgul Pty Ltd is based in Broome at 2/41 Carnarvon Street and is tasked with providing business development support, capacity building and mentoring to Aboriginal people in the Kimberley. Visit www.morrgul.com.au
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards 2013
Tourism across the country has taken a hit. The nervousness of the international market post the GFC has deferred the plans for many to visit what (at the best of times), is an expensive destination. Coupled with the value of the $AUS, we’ve seen unprecedented numbers of Australians choosing to holiday overseas rather than in Australia.
So what does a region such as the Kimberley need to do to survive this downturn so that businesses and operators are still here when the pendulum turns again? What is the role of Tourism Australia, Tourism WA, Australia’s Northwest, regional Visitor Centres, Chambers of Commerce and local Shires and what are local operators and businesses dependant upon tourism supposed to be doing? KPP has extensive experience in tourism and specifically, as it impacts the Kimberley. Contact us for more insights.