Case Studies

The following case studies illustrate how our corporate and government secondees have achieved real results and earned the respect and trust of local Indigenous people.

Building Regional Capacity Through Ongoing Organisational Support

Background Established in 2013 to deliver the Federal Government’s Community Development Program, East Kimberley Job Pathways (EKJP) is a not-for-profit community development organisation co-owned by 2 prominent East Kimberley Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, Wunan Foundation and Kununurra Region Economic Aboriginal Corporation (KREAC). It is one of several core employment providers in the region. EKJP’s essential […] > Read case study

Successive Secondments and the Value of Shared Learning

Background The Ngarrindjeri people own a deeply significant site at Pomberuk Le:wunanangk on the bank of the Murray River in Murray Bridge. The area has been identified as a suitable place to locate a new Health, Business and Cultural Centre. The vision for the centre is to be a place for sharing history and culture, […] > Read case study

Preventing the removal of Indigenous children in Inner Sydney

Background There is a significant gap in the rate of child removal between Indigenous and non-Indigenous families in Australia. Indigenous children represent 6% of the total number of Australian children but 37% of children that have been removed from their parents. The 2020 Family Matters Report projects that the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait […] > Read case study

Emerging Leaders 2021 – Collaborative leadership to drive change

Background Founded in 2011 in response to the challenge of maintaining the continuum of reform from one generation of leaders to the next, the Jawun Emerging Leaders program has seen 60 young leaders from 10 regions participate to date. The Emerging Leaders Program provides the next generation of Indigenous leaders with the opportunity to engage […] > Read case study

Understanding Anangu employment on APY Lands

Background Regional Anangu Services Aboriginal Corporation (RASAC) is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation wholly owned and governed by the Anangu (Aboriginal people) of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. RASAC has over 30 years’ experience delivering services in the APY region, which covers over 103,000 square kilometres in the northwest of South Australia. RASAC is the […] > Read case study

Rumbalara Oral Health Clinic operational review – shared experiences driving change

Background Jawun is in partnership with several Indigenous organisations delivering health and wellbeing services focused on improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Two of these partners include the Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative in the Goulburn Murray region of Victoria and Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Services in the Central Coast […] > Read case study

Self-generating economic development opportunities in the Far West Coast

Background Stretching far from Ceduna on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula across the Nullarbor Plain, the Far West Coast region of South Australia covers some 1200km of coastline to the Western Australia border. The landscape is characterised by the dramatic meeting of the arid Nullarbor Plain over the Bunda Cliffs and into the […] > Read case study

Value of relationships: Kaiela Arts meets Connection, Culture, and Commerce

Background Established in 2006, Kaiela Arts is an Aboriginal Art centre located in Shepparton, situated on the Traditional lands of the Yorta Yorta Nation of the Goulburn Murray (Kaiela Dungala) Region.  One of only two federal government-funded Aboriginal Art centres in Victoria, Kaiela Arts differentiates itself by promoting the traditional linear and X-ray art styles of the Southern Eastern Aboriginal people. The gallery provides an important space for local Aboriginal artists and the community to connect to culture through the arts, learning from the past and empowering […] > Read case study

‘The Value in Virtual’ – Strategic Communications and Partnering planning with Barang

Background Jawun has partnered with the Barang Regional Alliance since its establishment in 2014 as a regional representative body for the Central Coast Aboriginal community. Barang has been the unified voice to government for the Central Coast region through the federal Empowered Communities and NSW State Government Local Decision-Making reform programs. The Barang Regional Alliance […] > Read case study

Cape York’s reform journey takes a digital direction with Pama Platform

Background In 2005 “The Cape York Reform Agenda” was written by Noel Pearson and published by Cape York Institute.  It outlined the societal and environmental issues facing the people of Cape York, calling out the issues and behaviours within the region that had become accepted as the norm.  These range from substance abuse, poor health, an acceptance of a lack of opportunity, violence, poverty, and no real economy.    The Agenda also recognised the role of passive welfare in contributing […] > Read case study