Jawun endorses Uluru Statement – Feb 2019

In mid-2017, the Uluru Statement from the Heart was released by the government appointed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Referendum Council. Shortly after, Jawun proudly issued a statement of support, endorsing recommendations for substantive recognition and Australia’s First Peoples having a legitimate voice in the affairs of this nation. Now, as then, Jawun stands behind […] > Read article

Jawun Statement on Constitutional Recognition

This week the Referendum Council released their final report recommending the way forward on Indigenous constitutional recognition. Jawun believes in the empowerment of Indigenous people and supports the recommendations of the Referendum Council. Please read Jawun’s detailed statement linked. > Read article

Jawun’s Response to Constitutional Recognition

Jawun applauds the Indigenous people who participated in the extensive dialogues across the country to develop the way forward on Indigenous constitutional recognition. The rejection of the Referendum Council’s proposal by the government is a blow to substantive Indigenous recognition. We stand with our Indigenous partners as they chart a way forward for the rightful […] > Read article

Jawun Indigenous Corporate Leadership Program

After 15 years and 2500+ secondees being placed in Indigenous organisations, this year Jawun will pilot a reversal of the program with three Indigenous leaders placed in corporate contexts. See ICL_Media Release here. > Read article

Push To End Passive Indigenous Welfare Delivers Results

Cape York leader Noel Pearson’s drive to turn communities away from passive welfare reliance has showed results, with a major ­review coming down in favour of the ­system that underpins the ­“indigenous empowerment” policy shift being considered by the Turnbull government. The Jawun model, which pairs nine discrete regions — Cape York, East and West […] > Read article