NPY Lands

Working with the Community

Key partner organisations in the NPY Lands include the following:   

  • Ngaanyatjarra Council  
  • Nganampa Health Council 
  • NPY Women’s Council  
  • Regional Anangu Services Aboriginal Corporation 
  • Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation 

Through these partnerships in the region, Jawun support reaches over 25 communities across the tri-state area of Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia. 

Regional Contacts

  • Catherine Liddle

    Jawun Regional Director, NPY Lands

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    Catherine is an Arrernte/Luritja woman from the Central Australia regions. A journalist by trade, she subscribes to the philosophy that to change the story you first have to change the message. Catherine has worked across all levels of news and current affairs production and presented news programs for Imparja, NITV and the ABC. Over the past ten years she has worked primarily in managerial roles where she has led small and large multidisciplinary teams, driven workplace transformations and delivered record breaking programs for NITV and the SBS. Most recently she worked as the Interim General Manager of Indigenous Community Television where she had the opportunity to dabble in drama.

     

    Catherine has also worked in education where she had the privilege to design and roll out

    a new model of flexible schooling for transient families and co-design a number of precedent setting programs that targeted student engagement through environmentally responsive and systemic approaches to wellbeing. One of those programs, Targeting Health Improving Engagement, was a finalist in the 2012 Chief Minister’s Awards for Excellence in the Public Sector. Catherine maintains a strong interest in education and is a founding and current member of a volunteer group called ‘Grannies in Schools’.

     

    A desert girl at heart, Catherine loves a bush track, a tall story and a campfire.

  • 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.