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The Australian National University

Corporate Initiatives In Indigenous Employment: The Australian Employment Covenant Two Years On

Working Paper 74 / 2010
Dante Mavec



The Australian Employment Covenant (AEC) was launched on 30 October 2008 with the bold goal of creating 50,000 new jobs for Indigenous Australians within two years. At the end of this ambitious timeframe, the scheme has succeeded in securing more than 20,000 job pledges from employers. This is a commendable achievement, but estimates put the number of Indigenous job placement