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The Resource Corporate initiatives in Indigenous employment : the Australian employment covenant two years on, K. Jordan and D. Mavec, (electronic resource)

Corporate initiatives in Indigenous employment : the Australian employment covenant two years on, K. Jordan and D. Mavec, (electronic resource)

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Corporate initiatives in Indigenous employment : the Australian employment covenant two years on
Title
Corporate initiatives in Indigenous employment
Title remainder
the Australian employment covenant two years on
Statement of responsibility
K. Jordan and D. Mavec
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Australian Employment Covenant (AEC) was launched on 30 October 2008 with the bold goal of creating 50,000 new jobs for Indigenous Australians within two years. At the end of this ambitious timeframe, the scheme has succeeded in securing more than 20,000 job pledges from employers. This is a commendable achievement, but estimates put the number of Indigenous job placements under the scheme at around 2,800, clearly well short of the original goal. The AEC has publicly backed away from its initial two-year timeframe and there has been some recent suggestion that its original target referred only to 50,000 job pledges. However, this is at best confusing, with public documents stating that the goals of the AEC initiative included the 'placement of 50,000 Indigenous people into work' (AEC n.d.-a). This paper examines the nature of the AEC and its relationship with government as well as exploring why the rate of actual job creation might have been much lower than anticipated. It first sets out the scale of the challenge entailed in creating 50,000 new jobs for Indigenous Australians, with data suggesting that this was always an impossibly ambitious goal. It then examines outcomes in three areas: the number of jobs pledged; estimates of the number of job placements; and estimates of retention rates to 26 weeks. A key point to note is that available evidence has been very limited, making any assessment of the efficiency of government spending impossible and raising important questions about accountability and transparency in the expenditure of public funds. The paper concludes with a discussion of some of the factors likely to be constraining Indigenous labour supply. It argues that while the AEC may add value to existing employment programs - particularly by securing increased employer demand for Indigenous workers a more flexible approach to employment services might prove more effective in increasing sustainable employment outcomes among Indigenous people"[taken from abstract]
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ASSD
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Jordan, Kirrily
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Mavec, Dante
  • Australian National University
Series statement
CAEPR working paper,
Series volume
no. 74/2010
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  • Australian Employment Covenant
  • Evaluation
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Affirmative action programs
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Corporate initiatives in Indigenous employment : the Australian employment covenant two years on, K. Jordan and D. Mavec, (electronic resource)
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Title from title screen (viewed on 29 Nov. 2010)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 36-42
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multicolored
Contents
The employment challenge; The Australian Employment Covenant; What has the AEC achieved? Conclusion: the employment challenge revisited; Notes; Appendix
Control code
000046403524
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unknown
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1 volume
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unknown
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electronic
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9780731549733
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)695004097
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Text.
Label
Corporate initiatives in Indigenous employment : the Australian employment covenant two years on, K. Jordan and D. Mavec, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title screen (viewed on 29 Nov. 2010)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 36-42
Color
multicolored
Contents
The employment challenge; The Australian Employment Covenant; What has the AEC achieved? Conclusion: the employment challenge revisited; Notes; Appendix
Control code
000046403524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 volume
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780731549733
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)695004097
System details
System requirements: reader required to view pdf document
Type of computer file
Text.

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