Ballarat round table advancing Aboriginal jobs strategy

Aboriginal Victorians in Ballarat will help guide the development of a new plan to boost training and job opportunities, thanks to an Aboriginal employment round table being held.

The meeting in Ballarat is one of nine happening across the state, which bring together each region’s Traditional Owners, employment organisations and government representatives to identify local employment opportunities.

The round table aims to ensure local skills, labour, and training challenges are identified and addressed in the next Victorian Aboriginal Employment and Economic Strategy.

Insights from Ballarat and other communities will be presented to the Victorian Aboriginal Employment and Economic Council (VAEEC) for consideration as the next strategy is developed.

The Victorian Government is supporting Aboriginal self-determination and recognises the importance of employment and economic prosperity as part of that commitment.

The round table discussions will be led by an experienced Aboriginal Victorian facilitator, with the new strategy to be launched later in 2021.

In March 2021, the Government established the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission, which will have the powers of a Royal Commission.

Source: Vic Government