Acuro is a member of The Australian Government’s Panel of Experts supplying economic development and employment participation services to communities across Australia. In the past ten years our team has worked extensively with the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Indigenous Business Australia and local councils in NSW and QLD to develop tailored programs that have enabled Australians to establish new businesses or gain meaningful employment across a diverse range of industries. Our success has been founded on close collaboration with government personnel and community members to find sustainable solutions which meet local needs.
In 2010, the Acuro team was engaged to develop an economic development framework for the Gulf Region of Queensland. The aim of the project was to create viable economies in a number of remote Aboriginal communities throughout the region that would service the needs of local people and nearby businesses, such as mining and pastoral operations.
As a member of The Australian Government's panel of experts for economic development and employment participation, Acuro developed a world first program, which saw Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people obtain skills to enter the growing fitness industry. FAST – Fitness and Sport Training was developed as an innovative employment program, delivering fitness and sports training to Indigenous Australians.
Located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, JALI represents local Traditional Owners groups and manages lands on their behalf. It operates commercial ventures and ranger programs that employ local Aboriginal people and help them to maintain their strong connection to country.