Goulburn Murray

Working with the Community

Jawun partners with the following Indigenous organisations in Goulburn Murray:

  • Kaiela Institute
  • Rumbalara Football Netball Club
  • Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative
  • Ganbina Koori Economic Employment and Training Agency
  • Munarra Youth Ventures
  • Academy of Sport, Health and Education
  • Yorta Yorta Nations Aboriginal Corporation
  • First Nations Foundation
  • Rumbalara Ripples Employment Program
  • Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
  • Gallery Kaiela

Jawun consistently provides corporate secondees to support the Kaiela Institute, an organisation which assists the local Indigenous leaders to re-set Indigenous priorities for the region.


Regional Contacts

  • Wayne Dagger

    Jawun Regional Director, Goulburn Murray

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    Wayne Dagger joined Jawun as Regional Director in May 2013.

    Wayne was born and raised in the Goulburn Murray region. He began his working career in the retail sector at Kmart Australia, where he remained for over 24 years. He has 15 years’ experience in various managerial roles with Kmart, which has allowed him to consolidate strong leadership and relationship-building skills.

    In more recent times, Wayne has participated in the Jawun employment pilot program in Shepparton and was a participant of the inaugural Emerging Leaders program in 2011, where he developed a strong interest in working with Indigenous communities.

    Wayne is married with four children; having lived in the Goulburn Murray area most of his life, he has been able to gain a great understanding of the region and its needs.

    To contact Wayne, please email: wdagger@jawun.org.au

  • Nick Eakin

    Jawun General Manager, Regions

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    In July 2015, Nick was appointed General Manager, Regions, overseeing Jawun’s operations in Inner Sydney, the NSW Central Coast, Goulburn Murray, NPY Lands and the Lower River Murray, Lakes & Coorong in South Australia.

    Prior to this, Nick was Regional Director for the NSW Central Coast. He has also worked as Regional Director for Goulburn Murray.

    Before he joined Jawun, Nick spent six years living and working in remote Indigenous communities in both Australia and Canada. He worked as the sports and recreation officer with the Alpurrurulam Community Government Council in the Northern Territory, and later moved to Canada, where he held senior management positions with Indigenous healthcare organisations, designing innovative programs focused on building the self-esteem of Indigenous people.

    Nick holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne, a Diploma of Landscape Design, and an MBA from the University of South Australia.

    To contact Nick, please email: neakin@jawun.org.au

Case Studies

Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.