Inner Sydney

Working with the Community

Jawun began work in Inner Sydney in 2010. Since then, Jawun has worked with many organisations to deliver crucial services, education and training to Indigenous people.

The proximity of Redfern and La Perouse to Sydney’s CBD means that many secondees can provide support to Indigenous organisations without the need for relocation. There is also the opportunity for secondees to have an ongoing relationship with the organisation after their secondment has ended.

Some of the organisations Jawun works with in Inner Sydney include:

  • Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group
  • Tranby Aboriginal College
  • Tribal Warrior Association
  • Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation
  • Aboriginal Housing Company
  • National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy
  • La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council

Regional Contacts

  • Susan Yazbeck

    Jawun Regional Director, Inner Sydney

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    Susan Yazbeck joined the Jawun team in January 2017 as the Inner Sydney Regional Director.

    Susan has over fifteen years HR and Sustainability experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, she led Westpac Group’s Indigenous Engagement portfolio as part of the sustainability team. Susan was responsible for the strategic design and delivery of Westpac Group’s 2014-2016 Reconciliation Action Plan. She worked alongside stakeholders to influence and build capacity across the organisation to grow inclusiveness and economic participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customers, communities and employees.

    Prior to this, Susan managed Westpac Group’s Organisational Mentoring Program, designed to create sustainable outcomes for not-for-profits, social enterprises and community organisations.

    Also experienced in HR, Susan has worked in learning and development, graduate management, diversity and inclusion, organisational development, culture, leadership and talent management.

    Her passion is understanding complex social challenges and collaborating with others to shift systems, creating positive social impact.

    To contact Susan, please email: syazbeck@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, the 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.