[by Ryan Moloney]
Sky's the limit for Tigerair Australia's six new Indigenous cabin crew graduates
Following their milestone graduation from Tigerair Australia’s (Tigerair) Cabin Crew Ground School last week, the airline’s newest Indigenous Cabin Crew members have helped Indigenous NRL stars including Josh Addo-Carr and Will Chambers unveil Melbourne Storm’s special Indigenous Round jerseys ahead of their match this Sunday.
Tigerair, the official airline of Melbourne Storm, has partnered with the club this weekend to auction off the 17 specially designed jerseys with all proceeds going to the Dardi Muwurrow charity which focuses on Indigenous family violence support.
It comes one week after Tigerair celebrated the graduation of six new Cabin Crew members – more than a quarter of the latest Cabin Crew Ground School – who identify as Indigenous. This represents the largest intake of Indigenous Cabin Crew members ever recorded in one Tigerair Ground School.
QUOTE FROM MERREN MCARTHUR, TIGERAIR AUSTRALIA CEO
“We are proud to welcome our newest Indigenous cabin crew graduates to the Tigerair team. We are committed to providing positive and sustainable employment outcomes for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce, to not only provide a platform for future Indigenous applicants, but also allow our workforce to reflect the community we serve and the customers that choose to fly with us each day”.
New tigerair recruits. Image: supplied
Right Country – Right Fire podcast series launched
[by Christine Howes]
A national fire workshop, which brought Indigenous fire practitioners from across Australia to New South Wales’ Illawarra in June last year, has resulted in the production and launch of a series of seven podcasts – ‘Right Country – Right Fire’ - aimed at teaching the practice and some of its history.
McGowan Government releases preliminary response to Aboriginal youth suicide reports
The McGowan Government will be working with Aboriginal people to develop a whole-of-government reform agenda to address the recommendations, and a comprehensive response to the reports is expected by the end of the year.
Aboriginal mothers are incarcerated at alarming rates
[Sacha Kendall, Eileen Baldry, Elizabeth Sullivan, Juanita Sherwood and Stacey Lighton, UNSW]
Aboriginal mothers in prison feel intergenerational trauma and the forced removal of their children are the most significant factors impacting their health and well-being.