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‘Stress Less’ a Great Success

Over 350 members of the Cairns community have been treated to an insight into the life of comedian Mary Coustas, thanks to CoAct Member, Worklink. Mary was the guest speaker at Worklink’s annual Stress Less Luncheon, held at the Cairns Convention Centre. The event, which is a highlight on the ..

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Brimming with Confidence – Young School Leaver Embracing New Jobs

Having left school before the end of Year 12, Kevin was finding it difficult to land a job. With increasing pressure from his family, and the threat of homelessness looming, Kevin took the proactive step of approaching Youth Projects for help. Youth Projects is a CoAct member based in Melbourne’s ..

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Navigating Pathways Past High School

Two of Impact’s youth experts were recently invited to participate in a program designed to help young women navigate a pathway beyond high school.

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Young Dad on Track for Dream Job

Danny* is 19 years old, with a partner and young child to support. But since leaving school in Year 9, Danny has never had a job. He has also never held a driver’s licence and sadly has had little support from his family. When the team from The Personnel Group (TPG) met Danny, he was worried ..

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Youth Projects Giving Confidence to Young School Leavers

For many early school leavers, one of the unexpected consequences of the decision to exit the education system is a loss in confidence. This was certainly the case for 17 year old Jameela, who left school at the end of Year 10 but then struggled to find full time work. Unsure what to do next, and keen ..

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MTC and Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Retail Institute has signed MOU

MTC Australia and Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Retail Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide jobseekers with a “pathway to retail employment” by combining Certificate II in Retail training, work experience and the Skills for Education and Employment program (SEE) program

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Good News Story – New Lease on Life for Long-Term Unemployed

For the long-term unemployed, like John*, acquiring a job not only brings money, it also brings confidence and security.

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Local Emerald business sets Darcy on a new career pathway

When Emerald Longwall Chains Workshop Coordinator, Peter Gibbs offered Darcy Hock the opportunity to work as a trades assistant he had no idea how much it would make a difference in Darcy’s life.

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Pride and Passion Yield Results for Penelope

A passion for her community and pride in her ability to help anyone achieve their employment goals has seen Penelope Weatherall from Open Minds (a member of the CoAct network), take out the prestigious NESA National Employment Consultant of the Year Award.

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Good News Story: Worklink - Rebuilding Confidence and Lives

Sharon* was a successful career woman, with a long work history and a strong set of skills. But when she became unemployed, and issues arose within her family life, she lost more than just a regular income.

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Good News Story: From Cleaning Tables to Laying Cables

For many young people, working in the local fast food franchise is a rite of passage onto bigger and better employment dreams. This was definitely the case for Brandon*, who had a job at a burger restaurant but wasn’t getting the hours, or the job satisfaction, he desired. Unfortunately, it’s not ..

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Conservation Community Celebrates Green Army

Local young conservationists achieve massive outcomes in environmental restoration works

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Disability supporters issue a challenge to candidates

No candidate seeking office in the 2 July 2016 Federal Election can afford to overlook the voting power of people with disability, their families and supporters.

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Bright Lights Honoured at CoAct ConnectUp!

The CoAct network recognised its best and brightest at a special ceremony held during the first ever CoAct ConnectUp!, which took place in Sydney last week. The annual CoAct Awards program honours the achievements of network members and their partners and showcases innovation and best practice.

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Good News Story: A successful transition back into education

Youth Projects, in partnership with CoAct, helped secure an amazing outcome for 19 year old Lisa* who was feeling disillusioned with study and struggling to find a way into her desired career.

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Good News Story: Britney from Bundaberg

Britney commenced with Impact Community Services Transition to Work programme on the 16th of March, 2016 after being referred from a jobactive provider. Britney had gained some limited retail sales experience, and had commenced in a Certificate II (year 10) course the previous year but did not complete ..

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Government to tackle Youth Unemployment

CoAct has welcomed the Government’s commitment to addressing the issue of youth unemployment, announced as part of the 2016 Federal Budget. Treasurer Scott Morrison has pledged $840.3 million over four years towards helping young people move from welfare to work. The Youth Employment Package announced ..

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Queensland Nickel

In January 2016, Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel refinery was placed into administration, leaving its nearly 800 workers in limbo while administrator FTI Consulting determined how the company should proceed in paying off its debts. Fast forward to April 2016, and FTI Consulting has determined that ..

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ConnectUp! 2016

As CoAct continues to evolve to better meet the needs of its members, we have created an exciting new event experience to foster collaboration and innovation - this is the CoAct ConnectUp! This two day event will replace the annual conference.

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Transition to Work update

Three weeks after a successful launch, CoAct is excited to report that they are now up and running as one of the Australian Government’s Transition to Work service providers.

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