Our Shared Value

Dear Jawun family, We often use the phrase ‘shared value‘ to describe how Jawun brings benefits to you and your organisation as well as to our Indigenous partner organisations around the country. It is a powerful concept, and in 2015 we dedicated a publication to insights from corporate and government partners on what they saw […] > Read article

The power of connection

Dear Jawun family, Each one of you contributes to Jawun’s vision, “to foster connections and understanding between non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians”. Two-way connection is at the heart of what we do. Combined, connections add up to a powerful movement for change, where mutual understandings and meaningful relationships help create the conditions for Indigenous empowerment.  For 20 […] > Read article

Strong women lead change

Dear Jawun family, Jawun is all about connections, formal and informal. For 20 years we have witnessed the power of this as friendships have unfolded, alliances formed, and personal and professional networks grown.  Several years ago, I realised the fantastic connections Jawun was brokering across sectors and geographies were mainly between men. Despite there being […] > Read article

Adapt and innovate

Dear Jawun family, Perhaps like many of us you have a Burnie Bean somewhere close? A recent My Jawun Facebook post showed what a part of our lives these tokens have become, keeping us company on desks, tables, TV counters and other places. They remind us of our connection to an experience, a place, the Jawun family, and […] > Read article

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’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 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 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