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Aboriginal Employment Industry Clusters Program – Supplementary

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 14:39 :54 ): Will the minister advise the chamber how he is going to measure the success of the program? For example, are we tracking how long they stay once they have gained employment? What are the dropout rates?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Employment, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for Automotive Transformation, Minister for Science and Information Economy) ( 14:40 :07 ): It is the Governor’s program, but I am happy to talk to him about any measures that might be put in place. I do not have the figures with me, but I was impressed with the figures in terms of Aboriginal students, particularly, who had spent longer in tertiary institutions and had got jobs at the end.

I will pass that on as an idea, to look at what measures could be put in place. I will let you know and also come back and have a chat with you about the significant work that has been done. Certainly, if the honourable member has any suggestions about other people in the South Australian business community who might want to be involved that would be most welcome.

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