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.

Leading from behind

EC Backbone coordinators play a key and complex role. They coordinate, convene, and ‘lead from behind’ to enable reform. Two have been ex-Jawun secondees, each motivated by unique reasons. > Read case study

A secondee impact on Indigenous Trust and a bank branch

Dearna Stojansek was a senior executive at NAB with 17 years’ banking industry experience when she applied for a Jawun secondment. In her final week of her secondment Dearna saw that NAB Kununurra was advertising for a Branch Manager, and went in to discuss the role with the existing Manager. The day after her return to Sydney she […] > Read case study

Milimili (Report): The first pillar of the EC Development Agenda

Bringing vital capacity, Jawun secondees have helped Aarnja kick-start an endeavour that promises to add significant value to the Kimberly region’s economic development. Milimili (Report) on Economic Development in West Kimberley Region: An Aboriginal Focus was submitted to Aarnja in November 2016, and it represents the first pillar of the EC Development Agenda. > Read case study

Indigenous-led enterprise in West Kimberley

Since 1978, the Kimberley Land Council (KLC) has been supporting Indigenous people in land rights, land management, and the creation of sustainable businesses on country. Secondees have supported different aspects of the organisation and its programs. > Read case study

Speeches, secondees, and cross-sectoral commitment for reform

Since 2009, the annual Dungala Kaiela Oration has celebrated Indigenous cultural identity, created a shared vision for Goulburn Murray, and built bridges to promote social and economic development. The Oration’s ambitious and futuristic character is tribute to a region that, home of the Yorta Yorta people, has produced great leaders and vital development initiatives. > Read case study