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From the CEO Desk – Getting Youth into Work

The youth unemployment rate in Tasmania increased marginally over last year to currently stand at 17.4% in January 2015, well above the national average of 14.2%. This means approximately 7,700 young people in Tasmania are seeking meaningful work engagement.  Many

Posted in Employment, News & Media, Uncategorized

Mara House – the power of art to inspire

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and artist Patrick Hall have partnered with Colony 47 to deliver a unique and inspiring 5 week art program for the young women currently residing at Mara House. Artist Patrick Hall will personally meet

Posted in Employment, Housing and Homlessness, News & Media

Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2015

Colony 47 got out and about to spread the message that youth homelessness matters as part of the ever growing, annual Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2015. The first and most common way young people experience homelessness is couch surfing. Tasmanian

Posted in Employment, Fundraising, Housing and Homlessness, News & Media, Reconnect, Volunteer

Colony 47 Supporting Young Achievers

                        Colony 47 is very proud to congratulate Kartanya Maynard, 20 of Glenorchy who has won the prestigious Colony 47 Aboriginal Achievement Award in the 2015 Southern Cross Young

Posted in Employment, News & Media, Uncategorized

No job too BRICK or too small

Start Fresh Services have been contracted to clean over 100,000 bricks. Citta Property Group, who are developing Parliament Square, will use the cleaned and treated bricks from the original structure for the redevelopment project. An empty warehouse was set up

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Start Fresh – Maintenance That Matters

Our Start Fresh Services cleaning and maintenance social enterprise continues to deliver amazing results for its clients and its supported employees with an ever expanding list of services. Since the beginning of 2015 and in addition to their regular cleaning,

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JobNet – Creating Opportunities

Creating Opportunities for Tasmanians to Up-skill Employers are finally getting support to up-skill their existing workforce through new funding opportunities distributed via Jobnet Tasmania. Skills Tasmania recently announced that a large number of nationally recognised qualifications will attract State Funding

Posted in Employment, News & Media