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Origin greats promote Indigenous jobs in Brisbane

Ministers:

The Hon Julie Collins MP
Minister for Community Services, Indigenous Employment and Economic Development
Minister for the Status of Women

Former Origin Greats (FOGS) will step up their series of expos promoting job opportunities for young Indigenous Australians in Brisbane tomorrow. 

The FOGS Indigenous Employment and Careers Expo at Suncorp Stadium is the biggest of the seven expos the Origin greats are holding around Queensland this year.

FOGS Chairman Gene Miles will be joined at the Expo by former Origin teammates including Allan Langer, Gary Belcher and Steve Walters.

Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Julie Collins, said there’s been an overwhelming response from local industry and businesses.

“The Brisbane business community has really embraced the expo and this year we have more than 80 exhibitors,” Ms Collins said.  

“We are expecting more than 4000 Indigenous school leavers and job seekers from Brisbane and surrounding areas to attend.

“They will be able to speak with representatives from organisations such as QANTAS, Queensland Department of Community Safety, John Holland and Arrow Energy.

“I am sure the expo will deliver great outcomes and opportunities for the Brisbane community and help put local people in local jobs.”

The expos are in their fourth successful year and are a key part of the Government’s Learn Earn Legend! campaign.

“Our partnership with FOGS is all about promoting the Learn Earn Legend! message encouraging young Indigenous people to stay in school, get a good job and become role models in their communities,” Ms Collins said.

The seventh and last FOGS Employment and Careers Expo for this year is in Toowoomba on 17 October, at the Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre.