NPY Lands

Working with the Community

Jawun’s main partner in NPY Lands is NPY Women’s Council. Established in 1980, NPY Women’s Council works with women and their families in areas such as child nutrition and well-being, domestic violence, aged and disability services and youth programs.

In 2015 Jawun also commenced partnerships with Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (Western Desert Dialysis) and Regional Anangu Services Aboriginal Corporation (RASAC). These organisations hosted their first Jawun secondees in 2015.

Regional Contacts

  • Fran Whitty

    Jawun Regional Director, NPY Lands

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    Fran was appointed Regional Director of NPY Lands in August 2014, bringing with her 25 years of experience working on social justice programs and reforms.

    Most recently, she spent four years with the Northern Territory Department of Attorney-General and Justice, where she led the establishment of the Alice Springs Integrated Response to Family and Domestic Violence. Following the successful implementation of this local initiative, Fran was seconded to help develop an Northern Territory–wide Domestic Violence Reduction Strategy. Prior to moving to the Northern Territory in 2010, Fran was Acting Director of Australia’s first ‘Neighbourhood Justice Centre’ in Collingwood, Victoria.

    Fran also has significant experience in community engagement, events management and sport and recreation programs, both within Australia and internationally. She led significant good-will and partnership programs during Melbourne’s 2006 Commonwealth Games. She has worked as a volunteer in both Kenya and Nepal.

    All of Fran’s roles have required her to build strong partnerships across agencies and sectors. She sees this as the common theme across all her professional roles. Fran has a Masters in Social Science (Policy and Management), and enjoys being physically active.

    To contact Fran, please email: fwhitty@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.