The following Northern Labour Market Maps highlight the regions where the NIE initiative operates:   






Generation One - Everybody's business, A handbook for Indigenous Employment

Everybody's Business: A Handbook for Indigenous Employment was developed in close consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations, reflecting the shared knowledge and experiences on helping people break the cycle of disadvantage through sustainable employment.

This handbook helps employers establish the practical tools they need to establish and maintain successful Indigenous employment programs. These include recruitment, application processes, hiring and supporting people through their career progression.

National Local Government Indigenous Employment Position Paper

Closing the Gap – Through place-based employment

The National Indigenous Employment in Local Government Position Paper outlines an approach to increasing the workforce participation of Indigenous people in Local Government, promoting the sector to them as a place-based employer with national reach offering diverse career paths and opportunities.

Closing the Gap Report - Progress and Priorities (Feb 2014)

Government leaders from across the country met in 2008 to agree to a framework for tackling Indigenous disadvantage, they set ambitious targets to address priority areas for change.  This report provides an update on how the Government is tracking with their targets.


Increasing employment rates for Indigenous people with a disability


Produced by the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse Feb 2014, this paper provides and assessment and summary of evidence on the effectiveness of programs relevant to increasing employment rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability. 

Improving labour market outcomes through education and training


This paper concentrates on economic activity that is directly related to the outcomes of participation in education and trainig, particularly education.



Closing the Gap - Clearinghouse Report 'Increasing Indigenous Employment Rates' March 2012

 This paper provides an overview of the research-based evidence on why Indigenous Australians have much lower employment rates than non-Indigenous Australians, and which policies and programs have been most successful in increasing Indigenous employment. Relevant research has been identified through searching a number of databases and via the authors’ knowledge of research in this area. 


Moonda Wurrin Gree Pathways to a better Economic Future - The report of the Victorian Aboriginal Economic Development Group (March 2010)

Close the Gap Through Place-Based Employment 2010

Local Government, Indigenous Employment Program, Green Paper 2010

Australian Centre for Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) 


Victorian Aboriginal Economic Strategy 2013-2020

The Victorian Aboriginal Economic Strategy was launched by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on 6 December 2013. The Strategy leverages the strengths of Aboriginal Victorians and the State economy to build opportunity and economic prosperity and deliver better life outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians.

Actions under the Strategy build on the Victorian Government's efforts and leverage private sector partners, to deliver strong outcomes in education, training employment and business enterprise.


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Engagement Toolkit

Australian Human Rights Commission [March 2012]

The Australian Human Rights Commission (Commission) seeks to protect and promote the human rights of all people in Australia, including the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This Toolkit provides Commission staff and the general public with information regarding engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Karreeta Yirramboi Employer toolkit

The State Services Authority has released this publication titled 'Karreeta Yirramboi - An Employer Toolkit to grow Aboriginal Employment in your organisation'.

A copy of the toolkit can be downloaded at:



Koorie Deadly Pathways Guide 

Produced in consultations with the Koorie community by Inner Northern Local Learning & Employment Network (2010)


Wannik Learning Together - Journey to our future

Education Strategy for Koorie Students Victoria 2008


Reconciliation Action Plan - Impact Measurement Report [2012]


The 2012 Report compared findings in the 2012 Australian Reconciliation Barometer revealing that people in RAP organisations are more likely to think the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians is important to the nation. Together, our RAP community is taking more action to advance reconciliation.



RAP Impact Measurement Report (2011)

Reconciliation Australia has just completed the first assessment of the RAP program. The RAP Impact Measurement Report details the significant milestones made by the growing RAP community.

To view report findings visit:



RAP Business Flier (see attachment below)

A Reconciliation Action Plan is a tool to help your organisation build positive relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and the wider Australian community.

Visit to download a RAP toolkit and find out more information or contact a RAP Advisor on PH: (02) 6273 9200.


Karreeta Yirramboi - Victorian Aboriginal Public Sector Employment and Career Development Action Plan 2010-2015

Karreeta Yirramboi – Grow Tomorrow

Karreeta Yirramboi is the Victorian Government’s plan to improve public sector employment outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians.

The goal – to increase Aboriginal employment in the Victorian public sector workforce


'Effective Indigenous Employment Strategies' presentation by Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Presented by Emma Bamblett & Nigel D'Souza at the 2010 Northern Close the Gap in Indigenous Employment Business Recognition Ceremony.

* See Powerpoint presentation attached below


VicRoads Victorian Indigenous Report Card (2007)

Produced by VicRoads in recognition of the importance and value of positive engagement and working partnerships with Victoria’s many Indigenous communities.


Parks Victoria has an Indigenous Partnership Strategy and Action Plan, endorsed by the Minister for Environment and launched in 2006. 

As a recognition award recipient at the 2010 Northern Close the Gap in Indigenous Employment Business Recognition Ceremony, Parks Victoria submitted the attached report on the effective Indigenous employment strategies they have introduced to date. 


Department of Transport 

Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2011-2015

The DOT Aboriginal Employment Strategy and its Aboriginal Employment Action Plan aims to build a diverse workforce with a higher representation of Aboriginal people, which will strengthen the capacity of DOT to work in partnership with Aboriginal communities at all levels.

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