Far West Coast
Working with the Community
Key partner organisations in the region include the following:
- Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation
- Yadu Health Aboriginal Corporation
- Far West Community Partnerships
- 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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Shane has played a key role in driving initiatives designed to empower Indigenous Australia to shape their future by choice, not chance. This has included contributions to significant legislative and policy reforms such as the South Australian Constitutional amendment to recognise Aboriginal custodianship of lands and waters and the introduction of SA’s first Aboriginal Business Procurement policy.
Shane was also a founding member of the Law Society SA, Indigenous Law Student Mentoring Program and in 2018 joined the Don Dunstan Foundation Committee of Management. In 2019 Shane became an Atlantic Senior Fellow for Social Equity and is helping to shape the Indigenous led response to the 4th industrial revolution and the new economy.
Shane has Torres Strait Islander, Singaporean and Kiwi ancestry and in 2019 was appointed General Manager – Regions at Jawun.
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