Opportunity for everyone through employment and inclusion
We are celebrating 20 years dedicated to a vision of opportunity for all through employment and inclusion! NESA is proud to have been Australia’s peak body for the employment services sector since 1997. We represent the full range of contracted employment service providers, including not-for-profit and for-profit organisations providing services for people with disability, youth, Indigenous communities, people with mental health issues, migrants and other disadvantaged job seekers.
Ninety delegates from around the world joined the NESA team in Sydney at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence for the 2019 NESA/OECD Indigenous Employment Forum. Delegates heard passionate and insightful representations from around Australia, as well as from Canadian Government representatives, members of the OECD and social enterprise leaders from New Zealand.
Senator The Hon Anne Ruston MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, and The Hon Ken Wyatt, AM MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians were among the dignitaries present to assist NESA CEO Sally Sinclair in honouring the outstanding people and organisations recognised in this year's NESA Awards for Excellence.
The NESA Innovation and Collaboration in Indigenous Employment Award recognises organisations, individuals or teams who demonstrate innovation and/or collaboration in assisting Indigenous Australians to achieve employment, particularly in remote Australia. “So much great work goes on across the depth and breadth of Australia, out of the spotlight of the national media,” said NESA CEO Sally Sinclair.
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