Skip navigation

A NEW EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR MELBOURNE

Take Action

Ellen - Employment ProgramWe need to do more to make sure that African Australians, and people from all backgrounds and faiths, have the opportunities in life that we all deserve.

It can be hard to find work in Melbourne at the best of times. But it's downright unfair if you can't get a foot in the door because of your religion or the colour of your skin.

Many of Melbourne's public housing residents, and especially qualified members of the African community, want to work, but face discrimination that their peers do not.

In one of many academic studies, 50% of African Australians reported experiencing discrimination while trying to find work.

A jobs program was recently announced for residents of the Flemington Public Housing estate, but many see it as an attempt to minimise the damage of Labor's unpopular plan to sell public housing land from under the feet of residents.

Jobs should be available for all who want and need them.

We call on the Government to extend this employment program with African community leadership across all the public housing estates of inner Melbourne.

A NEW EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR MELBOURNE

Ellen - Employment ProgramWe need to do more to make sure that African Australians, and people from all backgrounds and faiths, have the opportunities in life that we all deserve.

It can be hard to find work in Melbourne at the best of times. But it's downright unfair if you can't get a foot in the door because of your religion or the colour of your skin.

Many of Melbourne's public housing residents, and especially qualified members of the African community, want to work, but face discrimination that their peers do not.

In one of many academic studies, 50% of African Australians reported experiencing discrimination while trying to find work.

A jobs program was recently announced for residents of the Flemington Public Housing estate, but many see it as an attempt to minimise the damage of Labor's unpopular plan to sell public housing land from under the feet of residents.

Jobs should be available for all who want and need them.

We call on the Government to extend this employment program with African community leadership across all the public housing estates of inner Melbourne.

SHARE:

MORE POLICIES


LATEST NEWS

NEWS
BLOG

Supporting our local COVID-19 recovery

Throughout the pandemic, the Greens MPs and I have always supported a health-led approach to the pandemic. All along, we supported the Premier’s and Chief Health Officer’s actions to keep Victorians safe. However, we also haven't shied away from advocating to improve decisions where there were mistakes or extra needs...

NEWS
BLOG

What we achieved together in 2020

It’s been a rollercoaster of a year which none of us could have ever imagined. And although as a community we faced immense challenges, I am so proud of some huge achievements that never would have been possible without your support. This year we have proven that by having Greens...

BLOG

Save small businesses in Melbourne

Small businesses are doing it tough right now, and with the COVID-19 situation changing daily, it may be a difficult time for small businesses for many months to come. We’ve put together a list of local businesses who could use some help to get through this unusual time, and how...

NEWS

COVID-19: Where can I find help?

Many people in our community are looking for help and there's never been a more important time to find factual information. I recommend you trust and follow Government services and advice where relevant. Below is a list of important and essential services that can provide assistance if you have been...