FAIR WORK AND STRONG COMMUNITIES ALLIANCE AT A GLANCE
Who we are
The Fair Work and Strong Communities Alliance has come together to advocate for an alternative to the current Commonwealth remote employment program (called the CDP).
Together, we have developed an alternative model which would create more jobs in remote communities, reduce poverty, and empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make decisions for their own communities.
The Fair Work and Strong Communities Alliance
Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT)
Arnhem Land Progress Association (ALPA)
Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS)
Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation
Bynoe Community Advancement Co-operative Society Limited
Central Desert Regional Council
Central Land Council
Centre for Appropriate Technology
East Arnhem Regional Council
East Kimberley Job Pathways
First Nations Network on Disability
Human Rights Law Centre
Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation
Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation
Kalano Community Association
Kullari Regional Communities Inc
Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
National Social Security Rights Network (NSSRN)
Ngaanyatjarra Pitantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council
Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation
North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)
Northern Land Council
Northern Territory Council of Social Services (NTCOSS)
Oak Valley Aboriginal Corporation and Maralinga Tjaruta Inc
Scotdesco Aboriginal Corporation
Tangentyere Council Incorporated
Thamarrurr Development Corporation Limited
Tiwi Land Council
Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board
West Arnhem Regional Council
RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
The program is top down and punitive.
ARE YOU A CDP WORKER?
Consider joining the First Nations Workers Alliance. This is a group of CDP workers and supporting unions that are campaigning for fair working conditions for CDP workers. More information here.
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
In the 2018 Budget the Government announced some changes to the CDP. For the most part, these would make things worse for remote communities.
The worst thing about the changes is that they will make penalties even harsher. See a brief summary here.
You can find a comparison of the current CDP, the proposed reforms, and our proposal, here.
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