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UNEMPLOYMENT WITHIN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

Dr Nelson, pursuant to notice, moved—That the House:

(1) recognises the very high and entrenched levels of unemployment that exist within indigenous communities throughout Australia;

(2) recognises that fewer indigenous Australians actively participate in the labour market and have lower skill levels compared to the rest of the general population;

(3) welcomes the federal Government[quot ]s specific commitment of $115 million towards tackling unemployment within indigenous communities in Australia; and

(4) calls on governments at all levels to work in cooperation with indigenous communities and employers in addressing these critical problems.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.