Deadly Stories



  1. Informal | Aboriginal English
    very good; cool; great; awesome


“It was a deadly event!”, “You’ll love my mate, he’s deadly!”

Angus Knight proudly presents Deadly Stories, a remarkable collection of achievements by First Nations people participating in our programs throughout Australia.

This collection of stories is compiled in recognition and celebration of  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who participate in our employment, community, and education and training services.

Enjoy stories from Central Australia, Far North Queensland, Regional Victoria, Western Australia, Sydney and more.

We hope you enjoy this collection and join with Angus Knight as allies in Indigenous empowerment.

Real Futures speaks at the United Nation’s 67th Commission on the Status of Women

On Wednesday 8 March, Real Futures had the honour of speaking at the 67th Commission on the Status of Women at the UN Headquarters in New York City.

Our inspirational Reach Out Officer, Nakoa Pitt, a proud Yuggera Bul and Meriam Le woman, shared her story.

Carnarvon Aspirants renovate Cardabia Station and achieve Certificate II in Construction

Congratulations to our Carnarvon aspirants who have just completed their Certificate II in Construction!

They are the workforce behind the incredible renovations and groundwork at Cardabia Station which hosted hundreds of visitors at the solar eclipse celebrations in April 2023.

Kowanyama Aspirants enthusiastically complete Excavator, Roller, and Loader training

Nineteen Kowanyama locals completed this one-week training with Jenagar Training Centre to help them prepare for work in roading and construction. The  attendance, attitudes, and high standards of work throughout the training were very impressive!

Shannon Nesbit is thriving in his role as a support worker

Real Futures supported Shannon to secure a role with Australian Unity as a part-time Support Worker, assisting our Elders with daily care and activities. Shannon has now been working for more than three months and absolutely loves his role.

Janice Scrutton has found her happy place with RISE Ventures, Katherine

Thanks to the Trialling Pathways to Real Jobs program, RISE Ventures was able to establish a catering assistant position with just the right flexibility to meet Janice’s needs. Now Janice is a key member of the team!

Denzel’s successful start at the Warrego Compressor Station

Congratulations to Denzel for his successful employment with Jemena at the Warrego Compressor Station! RN Employment Services worked together with Jemena to employ and support Denzel in his new role as an Operations Assistant.

Growing ginger and vegetables for remote communities at the Katherine Research Station

The Nyirrunggulung-RISE men’s groups from our remote communities have been regularly working in the shade shed at the Katherine Research Station. Since the beginning of the year, they’ve been learning how to grow plants from seed, ready to go into gardens and farms.

Suzanne’s journey to employment at age 54

Suzanne spent all of her adult life raising her children. At the age of 54, she had no vocational qualifications or previous success in getting a job. But after joining Jobfind’s employment service, Suzanne not only landed a fantastic job with a great employer, but also assisted her daughter in finding employment!

A great new boss dares Daniel to dream

When Daniel commenced his new Workforce Australia service, he was eager to work and was looking for a local job with an immediate start. Now, he’s an apprentice, employed for 7 months, with plans to enter University. He credits his supportive employer with daring him to dream big.

Jobs Expo connects Nick to his ideal job

The Jobs Expo hosted by Jobfind in Waurn Ponds, VIC, in March 2023, served as the catalyst that connected Nick to his ideal job.

Just one month later, Nick is working full-time and progressing towards a promotion.

From students to leaders with Making Tracks Program

Learning Sphere RTO was delighted to partner with Wilson Security and Real Futures to deliver BSB20120 Certificate II in Workplace Skills programs to 15 Indigenous students. The course and qualification was part of an Indigenous career development pathway with Wilson Security.

Pre-employment training leads to home care jobs

Twenty-six aspirants with Real Futures qualified as personal care assistants by completing Learning Sphere RTO’s pre-employment training program. Now, a local Aboriginal home care service has qualified candidates to fill an employment gap across New South Wales and Hunter regions.

‘Angus Knight focuses on empowering people and the communities in which they live. We do this by collaborating with excellent partners, and creating innovative solutions to help more people thrive in jobs, education and community. We are investors in human potential.’

Nic Fairbank, Group CEO