Aboriginal Youth Employment – John Gibson Qld Independent Senator
My name is John Gibson and I am interested in the affairs of Queensland and in particularly Aboriginal Youth Employment. I will appear on the Senate voting card as “John Gibson – Independent”
I am committed to increasing the capability of the Federal Government to deliver innovative, efficient, effective and integrated services for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland.
In particular I support Programs and Initiatives to support Aboriginal Youth Employment and will provide support to State Government Initiatives like the “Government Champions Group”
There have been many Aboriginal Youth Employment Training and Development Initiatives that have already provided pathways for aboriginal youth to prepare themselves for jobs and provide the training and certification of basic job entry skills. I will continue to support these programs.
I will support all Aboriginal Youth Training but I want to take the Job Opportunities for aboriginal youth to a new level. Indentured Apprenticeships and Traineeships will benefit aboriginal youth. My influence in the Senate will propose Employer Assisted Programs to permanently employee Aboriginal Youth in apprentice trade and trainee jobs and will attempt to link an individual apprentice or trainee job to be monitored by Aboriginal Community representatives who would provide leadership and cultural awareness to youth and the responsibilities of being employed to their community.
** John Gibson’s Koori Ancestry and connection to Country is through the Ngarabal People and Marlowe of the Wakka Wakka People. The Ngarabal People inhabited the Deep Water area of Northern NSW to some areas in the lower Sth East Qld to Glen Innes in the south and across to the East Coast to Lismore and Nth to the Qld Border.
John has been told that his Grandmother (Margaret Ann Wallace b1901) was born on a Cattle Station in NSW but originated from the Deepwater area of NSW. Johns 1st Cousin is renowned Aboriginal Artist and Activist Fern Martins.