Choice Australia Management Ltd
Established: Cairns 1997
Registered: Endorsed as a Public Benevolent Institution with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission and endorsed with Deductible Gift Recipient 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: Approximately 271 separate funded programs, projects, activities, workshops and initiatives 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 young and older people 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 (440 displaced and unemployed people employed to clean up after ex-tropical cyclone Larry 2006) and the Y project (247 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