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How refugee job seekers worked towards a better future

Wed 25, Sep 2013
Since fleeing their country and coming to Australia for a better life, Tamil refugees, Suguna, Amala and Mano’s story highlights just how much their lives have been transformed by Ostara Australia. more...

Ostara Australia Presents “Yoga In the Park” to celebrate Mental Health Week 2013

Tue 01, Oct 2013
On Sunday 6th October, Ostara Australia will present a free community event “Yoga In the Park” at 9am at Sills Bend, Warringal Park, Heidelberg. more...

Hiring a person with a disability brings benefits

Thu 03, Oct 2013
With the busy Christmas period soon approaching, why not consider hiring someone with a disability within your business? more...

Geelong’s Barbara Ryan named one of Australia’s best in Employment Industry

Sat 26, Oct 2013
Ostara Australia / New Horizons employment consultant, Barbara Ryan, has recently been named a national finalist in the Employment Consultant of the Year category for the 2013 National Employment Services Association (NESA) Awards for Excellence. more...

Job shop’s hard at work at Sunbury library

Wed 04, Dec 2013
Falling through the cracks is all too easy when the world as you know it is suddenly different. If you have experienced difficulty finding work and need support, we are here to help.... more...

Sausage Sizzle in Innisfail raises disability awareness

Mon 09, Dec 2013
In partnership with Lifestyle Solutions, Ostara Australia held a sausage sizzle in Innifail to support those living with a disability. more...

Tristan's Story

Mon 16, Dec 2013
Whilst I completed Year 12, I had a lot of trouble finding work after finishing school because of my intellectual disability – employers just weren’t interested in me. But now I’m really happy, have an income and even saved up enough money to take my girlfriend to Hamilton Island for her 21st birthday! more...

Duchenne sufferer Steven fulfils life-long dream at Northern Pride!

Thu 17, Apr 2014
Ostara Australia client Steven Patrick is just about to start his dream job with Northern Pride Rugby League Club. This enthusiastic young man who has been in a wheelchair since he was 13 years old and he couldn't be more excited by the prospect. Ostara Australia and Northern Pride worked together to make his dream a reality. more...

Golden pathway for Griffith graduate

Mon 16, Jun 2014
Congratulations to Julia Bergman who has been awarded the prestigious Griffith University Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship! more...

Brandyn Works on Big Break

Tue 15, Jul 2014
Brandyn is seeking employment in the retail or warehousing industries with Ostara's assistance. more...

Ready For Hard Work

Tue 15, Jul 2014
Richard is seeking employment in construction and maintenance with Ostara's assistance. more...

Sparky Gets Set to Work

Tue 15, Jul 2014
Matthew has obtained employment as an Electrical Apprentice assisted by Ostara. more...

Eric's Seeking A Flying Start in Computers

Tue 15, Jul 2014
With Ostara's assistance Eric was able to enrol in an IT course and is now seeking employment in this field. more...

Sam has Heaps to Offer

Fri 01, Aug 2014
Sam was able to secure a casual position at Jacob's Bakery with the assistance of Ostara. more...

Stephanie is Looking for her Big Break in a Traineeship

Thu 07, Aug 2014
Stephanie is seeking a Traineeship in the area of Business Administration with Ostara's assistance. more...

Daniel is keen to take on Full Time Work

Fri 08, Aug 2014
Daniel is seeking Full Time Employment with Ostara's assistance. He has a number of Qualifications and has experience as a Bartender, Baker, Landscaper and Barista. more...

Wheelchair-bound fan gets work at Northern Pride

Fri 15, Aug 2014
Wheelchair-bound Steven lands a job of a lifetime with Northern Pride with the assistance of Ostara Australia. more...

How difficult is it to get a job when you have a mental illness?

Mon 06, Oct 2014
Brisbane's ABC Radio 612 asked Tom Baxter, CEO of Ostara Australia, this question during Mental Health Week 2014. more...

Debunking myths about jobs and disabilities

Mon 10, Nov 2014

Minister for Employment Eric Abetz recently said that improving job opportunities for people with disabilities was a major priority for the Australian Government. Tom Baxter, CEO of not-for-profit organisation Ostara Australia, challenges all Australian employers to give people with a disability a go.
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You're not alone with mental illness

Fri 21, Nov 2014
Anne Zaccagnini, Ostara Australia's Area Manager in the Shoalhaven region, spoke to Radio 2ST's Barry Mac about the many services that Ostara provides for Job seekers experiencing mental health problems. more...

Campbellfield caravan company opens doors for jobseekers with mental illness

Mon 01, Dec 2014
A CAMPBELLFIELD caravan company is behind the wheel of an initiative helping those with mental illness find work. Colorado Caravans owner Jim Moutsias and general manager Sam Sakkal are leading the recruitment drive, with five people employed in roles ranging from bookkeeping to admi­nistration and cleaning.
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Ostara Australia Opens New Office in Atherton

Wed 11, Feb 2015
Ostara Australia held an official opening for its Atherton office on February 6. The new full-time office will enable Ostara Australia to provide an increased level of service to job seekers and businesses in this remote area. more...

Cheryl's Story

Mon 02, Mar 2015
The person I am today is so different to the person I was a few years ago. I had recently come out of a bad relationship and I didn’t want to be here anymore. I had severe depression and anxiety and was finding it very difficult to leave the house. more...

International Women's Day: a time to recognise, celebrate and join forces for positive change

Fri 06, Mar 2015
Tom Baxter, CEO of Ostara Australia, reflects on what has been achieved in the 40 years since the inception of International Women's Day and highlights the importance of addressing the barriers still being faced by women, in order to make our community a better place for every person. more...

A perfect match for The Sebel Mandurah

Tue 10, Mar 2015
Employment Consultant, Jody Lewis, writes about how she worked with The Sebel in Mandurah to help give someone living with a disability a chance ... with a beneficial outcome for everyone. more...

Support and guidance helps single mum shine

Wed 11, Mar 2015
On Wednesday 25 February, Rebecca Matheson was surprised to learn that she had won The Gordon’s Lifelong Learning Award, which is presented to a student who has demonstrated a willingness to include learning as part of their lifelong goals... more...

Closing the gap, one job seeker at a time

Thu 19, Mar 2015
Ostara Australia is proving that collaboration is the key to overcoming the Indigenous employment gap. Almost 40 Aboriginal job seekers nationally have gained employment through Ostara Australia’s services over the past financial year, with many more benefitting from work readiness training.
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Ostara Australia signatory to open letter to the Prime Minister from Mental Health Australia

Tue 24, Mar 2015
Ostara Australia is one of the group of key industry organisations to sign an open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia from Mental Health Australia imploring the Government to take urgent action to ensure continuity of services and programs for Australians who live with mental illness, and those who care for them. more...

Changes to Ostara Australia/New Horizons in Northern NSW and Geelong (VIC)

Thu 02, Apr 2015
Through its valued membership with Ostara Australia, New Horizons has been delivering employment services to disadvantaged job seekers since 2001. This year, New Horizons has made an organisational decision to focus on its strength in mental health recovery services and, as of April 1st 2015, will no longer offer disability employment as part of its wide range of services. As a result, Ostara Australia Direct will be taking over the DES contracts currently serviced by New Horizons.
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For all media enquiries, please contact Media and Communications Advisor David Sutherland on 03 9898 2746 or 0405 354 343.

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