Larrikin Puppets is the WINNER of the 2015 BizCover NEIS Change Award.
The best thing I ever did was ask Centrelink about the NEIS programme and then apply. After becoming unemployed and my marriage ending all at once, I had nothing else to lose but to follow my dream of becoming a professional puppeteer. Puppetry is a skill I’ve been practicing since I was three years old, and one of the few things I’m good at. I wish I knew about NEIS much sooner, because every job I’ve had until my mid-thirties (retail, call centre, janitor work, etc) has been awful.