News

Farewell to Jo and Craig

March 15, 2019

Today we farewell Joanne and Craig Bate from our CDP in Mornington. They are a terrific couple that has achieved amazing things with RISE Ventures and the community and people in Mornington Island.

From Old to New

December 03, 2018

The participants at our Mareeba Maintenance Activity have been learning about motor vehicles and recently converted an old tractor into working order.

Mornington Island Hairdressing Salon

October 31, 2018

Mornington Island has the first hair salon in a remote area that provides training and work experience for young women on the island. RISE Ventures envisioned that the salon would be a great activity to inspire and engage women to look at hairdressing as a possible career option, whilst also providing training and experience in a business.

Mornington Island Cemetery Restoration Project

A Community Development Program activity has seen the old cemetery on Mornington Island recently restored and now a place for local people to visit. The Cemetery is a sacred place and full of family history.

Hackerspace Kuranda

The Hackerspace at Kuranda, North Queensland, is providing a unique space and learning facility to engage youth in new technologies. It is building capacity for local young people to advance in the future world.

Better social and economic outcomes planned for Australia’s remote communities

October 18, 2018

A recent conference hosted by Rise Ventures was held to empower local communities by bringing Mayors and CEOs of regional and remote councils together with key decision makers and drivers of Indigenous policy, including the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The aim of the conference was to directly…

Mayors and CEOs Conference Empowering local communities

September 28, 2018

  RISE Ventures empowering local communities: Mayors and CEOs to have open dialogue. RISE Ventures will host a conference on 4-5 October to drive better social and economic outcomes to communities in remote Australia. This first ever event will be officially opened by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion, and will…

From work experience to paid positions for friendly four

September 27, 2018

Four exceptional young women – Wendy Williams, Jaymee Wason, Ciolla Riley and Tatyana Hudson. Role models in the Kuranda Community, these young ladies have been a close-knit team teaching and learning skills passed from one to the other.

Finding jobs in aged care

August 30, 2018

Indigenous job seekers are finding jobs in Katherine aged care homes. RISE Ventures and Australian Regional and Remote Community Services are building relationships in Katherine with the aim of supporting Indigenous job seekers into meaningful, sustainable employment in aged care facilities. Integrated Services Manager for ARRCS, Elizabeth O’Connor, said the partnership between the two organisations…

Katherine NAIDOC 2018

July 16, 2018

Here’s some great photos from the Kalano Family fun day for NAIDOC Week supported by the RISE Venture Katherine team. #NAIDOCWeek #CommunityPride indigenous.gov.au