The Liberal Nationals Government will invest $250,000 to create new jobs and economic opportunities in Ceduna with a grant to the Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation for the purchase of a prime heavy mover.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion and Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the investment is part of the Morrison Government’s plans to create more jobs.
Minister Scullion said this investment in Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation would also be a boost to the local economy.
“Importantly, this investment will allow Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation to generate new income streams, hire and train more Aboriginal staff, and create long-term economic capacity and financial sustainability to the local Aboriginal community,” he said.
“Rowan Ramsey’s advocacy for this funding was critical and I thank Rowan and the Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation for working in partnership to make this investment a reality.
“Unfortunately Bill Shorten and Labor are more interested in handing out sit-down money and welfare cheques rather than create training and job opportunities and support the economic aspirations of Aboriginal people.”
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said this announcement is an investment in the aboriginal community that has developed new capacity as a side benefit of the teamwork and strength that has resulted though the implementation of the Cashless Welfare Card.
“The truck will enable the Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation to engage in a long-term contract and provide a training platform for their workers,” Mr Ramsey said.
“Coupled with their role in running the CDP it will open up opportunities for them to develop a competitive business model.
“We know one of the most significant keys to bridging the gap is real and meaningful employment. He said
This investment is being made out of existing funding within the $5.2 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy.”
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April 29 2019