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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Pilbara Indigenous employment program 2011 scholarships awarded

The Western Australian Country Health Service recently awarded seven Aboriginal employees a scholarship. The Pilbara Indigenous employment program's (IEP) 'Make a difference' scholarship was created to support Indigenous staff employed by the WA Country Health Service Pilbara, and provides assistance with the costs of pursuing further study or professional education.

The scholarships were awarded to:

The IEP program is funded under the $38.2 million Pilbara health initiative; a partnership between the State Government's Royalties for regions program and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy's Pilbara Industry's Community Council (PICC) Health Initiative members (BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, North West Shelf Joint Venture, Rio Tinto and Woodside Energy). WA Country Health Service Pilbara Regional Director Tina Chinery said the IEP initiative had made a significant contribution to supporting Aboriginal staff and helping them to achieve work and study goals.

Contacts

Media contact:
Peter Cogan
WA Country Health Service Communications
Ph: (08) 9222 6499

WA Country Health Service
Pilbara Indigenous Employment Program
Ph: 1300 759 745
Email: WACHSPB_RFR@health.wa.gov.au

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Last updated: 13 December 2011
 
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