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Peter Holmes a Court and Ray Martin turn out to support AES

Peter Holmes a Court and Ray Martin last week joined the Aboriginal Employment Strategy to celebrate the achievements of Indigenous Australian career seekers.

AES Danny Lester and Ray Martin
AES CEO Danny Lester and Ray Martin

The families and friends of Indigenous trainees as well as over 150 senior business executives gathered at Sydney’s Doltone House to support the work of the AES helping Aboriginal people to meet their full potential.

Guests listened intently as Peter Holmes a Court offered his own personal perspective on Aboriginal Employment, recalling an earlier time when Indigenous workers were renowned as some of Australia’s most reliable and dedicated.

Holmes a Court said that such this image of the Aboriginal worker will prevail through the unceasing efforts of the AES.

Companies and individuals from across Australia were awarded for their commitment to the program, including Centrelink, Target and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, as well as the Hon. John Anderson.

Six senior high school students shared their experiences with the School Based Traineeships (SBT), excitedly telling a captivated audience of what they had learned from employers such as Qantas, the Commonwealth Bank and ANZ.

The night was more than just a celebration however, recognising the work that must still be done and calling to action all Australians to help improve the living standards for thousands of Aboriginals.