Getting together with locals
Friday, 11th June, 2010
The GenerationOne project was launched in March and is driving around Australia in a bid to educate the public.
A marquee was set up in the Town Square between 11am and 1pm yesterday, and locals were invited to register their support by putting their details onto a symbolic hand, representing togetherness.
GenerationOne also asked local employers to share their experiences in employing indigenous people and other organisations were being invited to use this as an opportunity to record local successes.
GenerationOne spokesman John McGuire, said the movement was focussed on sustainable employment, education and training for real jobs.
He said indigenous Australians faced poor housing, poor health, short life expectancy and high rates of incarceration.
"We want this to be the last generation that witnesses this disadvantage," he said.
"People have come by this morning and pledged their support. There's been a groundswell of support across the country. The timing is right. People are ready to end the disadvantage," he said.
To register support for the movement visit www.generationone.org.au