Inner Sydney

Local Leadership

Jawun works with an Aboriginal Advisory Group and local Indigenous leaders to help determine priorities for the Inner Sydney region.

  • Aboriginal Advisory Group, Inner Sydney

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    In 2010 Jawun helped to establish an Aboriginal Advisory Group for Inner Sydney, made up of key Indigenous leaders from Redfern. In 2012, with Jawun’s expansion into La Perouse, the group grew to include leaders from both Redfern and La Perouse.

    The Aboriginal Advisory Group plays a crucial role in guiding Jawun’s involvement in the area and prioritising the allocation of secondees into Redfern and La Perouse. The following vision for the region was agreed on by members of the Advisory Group in late 2014: For Aboriginal people to have a strong cultural identity and be successful, with equal opportunity to contribute and excel in safe and thriving communities.

  • Shane Phillips

    CEO, Tribal Warrior Association

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    Shane Phillips is the CEO of Tribal Warrior Association and is considered one of the key leaders of the Redfern Aboriginal community. As well as the Tribal Warrior Association, Shane is also a life member of the Redfern All Blacks Rugby League Club, co-ordinator of the monthly ‘Family Day’ on The Block, and has actively fought the battle to rid The Block of drugs.

    Born and raised in the area of Redfern known as The Block, Shane was the official spokesperson for the community amid the Redfern riots which took place in 2004. In September 2010, Shane was awarded a Deadly Award for Contribution to Cultural Advancement. He also received Australia’s Local Hero Award at the Australian of the Year ceremony in 2013.

  • Chris Ingrey

    CEO, La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council

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    Chris Ingrey is of Dhungutti and Dharawal descent and is from the La Perouse Aboriginal community at Botany Bay. Chris is currently CEO of the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council and previously held the position of Deputy Chairperson.

    Impressed by the participation of the younger generation in community organisations, Chris believes the La Perouse Aboriginal community is in a great position to work towards self-determination and developing health, education, housing and employment opportunities into the future. Chris is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Community Management at Macquarie University and is a qualified Aircraft Mechanical Engineer. Chris was previously employed with the NSW Government’s Environmental Department and Qantas.