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.

South Australia – sharing digital tools for transformation across health organisations

Background For the Ngarrindjeri people in the Lower River Murray region, moorundi means river – where life begins and connects health, water and culture[1]. Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (Moorundi) delivers holistic health care and wellbeing programs and has been a partner of Jawun since 2016. The organisation provides a range of community health […] > Read case study

KAPCO – Kimberley pastoral enterprise putting Aboriginal people ‘in the driver’s seat’

Background KRED Enterprises initiated the Kimberley Agriculture and Pastoral Company (KAPCO) project in 2012 to create a year-round supply chain and meaningful employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal people in remote West Kimberley communities. KAPCO was KRED CEO Wayne Bergmann’ vision to revitalise the long history of Indigenous involvement in the Kimberley’s pastoral industry. “Our […] > Read case study

SoFL – A network of women connected in two-way learning for leadership

Over three days at a Jawun Stories of Female Leadership convention in the East Kimberley, Fiona found a natural connection with fellow SoFL member Suzi Hullick, who works for Westpac in Darwin. They agreed that Fiona would visit Suzi in Darwin, shadowing her in her role as National Manager of Indigenous Business. There was substantial two-way learning and Suzi now plans to visit Fiona in her working environment at Miwatj Health in Arnhem Land. Their experience shows the power of two-way connections facilitated by Jawun, in particular those between influential women made possible through Jawun's unique Stories of Female Leadership network. > Read case study

Supporting a Kimberley language organisation to tell a precious story

According to Dr Knut J. Olawsky, MDWg Manager and Senior Linguist, Miriwoong is classified as a critically endangered language. There are only a limited number of elders fluent in Miriwoong language and in a position to share their vast and precious knowledge on traditional ways of life including language, dance, traditional skills and ancient stories. MDWg is recording, documenting and sharing traditional language . > Read case study

Indigenous Corporate Leadership Program – Nolan Hunter at Westpac Group

“My interests are in tackling the barriers to economic development for my people” Objective Nolan Hunter is a proud Bardi man from the saltwater country on the Dampier Peninsula in the West Kimberley region. Leaving behind his role as CEO at the Kimberley Land Council (KLC), Nolan was one of three selected to participate in […] > Read case study

Indigenous Corporate Leadership Program – Tonii Skeen at Commonwealth Bank

“I took this time for myself, for Yawuru, for the community. It has confirmed my worth, what I want to do, and how I want to do it” Objective Tonii Wajaay Skeen is a young Indigenous woman descended from the Yawuru Jabbir Jabbir, Bardi, Bunuba, Nyikina and Jaru peoples of the Kimberley region. Tonii was […] > Read case study

Indigenous Corporate Leadership Program – Chris Ingrey at Qantas

“The ICL program gave me the skills to enhance my effectiveness to access and influence government… and allowed me to develop my personal skills around effective communication, negotiation, managing people and leadership.” Background Chris Ingrey is of Dharawal and Dhungutti descent, and one of three participants in Jawun’s 2017 Indigenous Corporate Leadership (ICL) program, a […] > Read case study

Indigenous Corporate Leadership Program – Andrea Mason at Westpac Group

“I think it would have taken me two years to learn what I took on board this year. I’ll go back to Western Australia with this inside knowledge of business banking. This is valuable as Indigenous Australia shifts from non-profit to for-profit work.” Background Andrea Mason is a Karoni and Ngaanyatjarra woman and CEO of […] > Read case study

Building a future of strong spirit, Mabu Liyan

The Yawuru people are the native title holders of the land in and around Broome in the West Kimberley. Mabu liyan is a Yawuru concept that means ‘strong spirit’, ‘good feeling’ and ‘positive wellbeing’. Personal to an individual and also connected to the wider community and country, mabu liyan is the heart of the Yawuru social development agenda. > Read case study

IAG Impact Framework – proving a win-win partnership

IAG became a partner of Jawun in 2014, and has since seconded 40 employees to Indigenous organisations across four regions. From the start, the organisation saw the potential value of the partnership as a ‘win win’ > Read case study