Far West Coast
Working with the Community
Key partner organisations in the region include the following:
- Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation
- Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service
- Koonibba Aboriginal Corporation
- Scotdesco Aboriginal Corporation
- Yalata Aboriginal Corporation
- Oak Valley (Maralinga) Aboriginal Corporation
Communities supported include Ceduna, Koonibba, Oak Valley (Maralinga), Scotdesco, and Yalata.
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Sarah joined Jawun as Regional Director for the Lower River Murray, Lakes and Coorong, and Far West Coast Regions in South Australia in May 2019.
Sarah comes to Jawun from a career in project management across the community based and higher education sectors, most recently delivering diverse projects to support the housing, health and wellbeing needs of people sleeping rough in Adelaide. This included the implementation of a new client services database and dashboard reporting, service delivery model review, establishment of a social enterprise to provide training and employment opportunities, and coordination of a peer to peer disaster resilience project, delivering safety messaging and assistance during extreme weather events to people sleeping rough. Sarah played a key role in sector-wide collaborations to address, and end, rough sleeping in Adelaide through the project delivery of SA’s first two annual Connections Week projects to better understand and support people sleeping rough.
Personally, Sarah is committed to support people in challenging circumstances by providing support, guidance and mentorship to help young people make positive choices in their lives. Sarah mentors high school students through The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program, and is guardianship carer for a young boy through Time for Kids. She has been a member of the Board of Volunteering SA & NT since 2014, and is Chair of the Strategy and Governance Advisory Committee. Sarah joined the SIMNA (Social Impact Measurement Network Australia) Board of Directors in 2018.
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In 2015 Shane was appointed Regional Director for Jawun’s new operation supporting the Ngarrindjeri Nation in South Australia. In 2017 Shane oversaw the expansion to support the Far West Coast communities of South Australia. Prior to this, Shane spent six years as a senior adviser to the South Australian Government and played a key role in driving initiatives designed to empower Aboriginal people to shape their future by choice, not chance.
Shane has contributed to significant legislative reform which includes guiding the passage of the Bill which amended the South Australian Constitution to recognise Aboriginal custodianship of the land and waters of South Australia. He also supported the modernisation of the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 2013 to give greater control and autonomy to Aboriginal peoples and he developed the first Aboriginal Business Procurement Policy for South Australia. In recent times, Shane championed the creation of an Aboriginal owned shared services team that has since processed over $10 million in transactions and provides a payroll function to over 100 Aboriginal employees.
Shane is a founding member of the Law Society SA Indigenous Law Student Mentoring Program and in 2018 joined the Orana Foundation’s Indigenous Advisory Circle.Shane holds a Bachelor of Laws from Adelaide University and has Torres Strait Islander, Singaporean and Kiwi ancestry.
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