Established 04 August 1997
Funded over 272 separate occasions
Over 38,000 service users supported
Contracted to employ over 520 people displaced by ex tropical cyclone Larry in 2006
Contracted to employ and supervise over 130 people displaced by the global financial crises in 2010
Contracted to employ over 265 people displaced by ex tropical cyclone Yasi in 2011
Contracted to employ over 80 young people aged between 17-24 years old in the 2015 and 2016 financial years
Choice Australia Management Ltd
Established: Cairns 1997
Registered: Endorsed as a Public Benevolent Institution (charity) by the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission and endorsed with Income Tax Exemption, GST Concession, FBT Exemption and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status by the Australian Taxation Office.
- Provide a range of quality services for disadvantaged people in Australia aimed at improving self-esteem, self-awareness, community integration and self-sustainability in life
- Establish a variety of small businesses and other employment options that will enable employees and disadvantaged people to reach their maximum skill level in an open workplace environment
- Plan, co-ordinate and execute various social justice programs targeted at disadvantaged people and their ability to assimilate and achieve healthy participation in society
Business activity: No fewer than 279 separately funded activities that address our constitutional objectives have been delivered to the peoples of Australia. Over 220 of the total number of projects have been employment, training and social justice related.
Employment: We have employed approximately 1600 community members with approximately 850 identifying as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander
Audience: Approximately 38,000 children, young and older people have been involved in Choice programs, projects, activities, workshops and initiatives since inception in 1997
Significant project achievements: Successfully delivered the 2 largest Queensland government funded employment projects under the Breaking the Unemployment Cycle and Skilling Queenslanders for Work via the Choice Aussie Spirit project/Life After Larry project (520 displaced and unemployed people employed to clean up after ex-tropical cyclone Larry 2006) and the Y project (266 displaced and unemployed people employed to clean up after ex tropical cyclone Yasi 2011).
Choice successfully delivered the Green Choice Project funded from the 2nd Round of the Australian Jobs Fund (130 employees / volunteers to assist the Cairns Regional Council complete large scale marquee environmental projects)
Significant operational achievement: Founded in 1997