Central Australia

Working with the Community

Key partner organisations in Central Australia include the following:   

  • NPY Women’s Council  
  • Nganampa Health Council 
  • Regional Anangu Services Aboriginal Corporation 
  • Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation 
  • First Nations Media
  • Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA)
  • Central Land Council
  • Central Australian Aboriginal Congress

Through these partnerships in the region, Jawun support reaches over 25 communities across the tri-state area of Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia. 

Regional Contacts

  • Catherine Aldworth

    Jawun Regional Director, Central Australia

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    Catherine joined Jawun as Regional Director for Central Australia in November 2019.

    Prior to joining Jawun, Catherine spent a decade working in various roles with the Australian Public Service.  During this time, Catherine facilitated community liaison, developed Australian public policy, managed programs, and delivered services. Whilst working with the Australian Public Service, Catherine has lived and worked in regional Western Australia, Canberra, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan.  Catherine has recently relocated to Central Australia, although was born and raised in Far North Queensland.

    Catherine has a keen interest in youth development, stemming from a former volunteer role as a foster carer.  In that role, Catherine mentored teenage foster children to live independently by role modelling and teaching life skills including, cooking, cleaning, and budgeting. Understanding trauma was critical to helping children make positive life choices and transition to adulthood.

    To contact Catherine, please email: caldworth@jawun.org.au

  • Fergus Davis

    Jawun General Manager, Regions

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    Fergus commenced as Jawun General Manager – Regions in 2021 after 3 years as Jawun’s Regional Director for the Central Coast region.

    Prior to working on the Central Coast, Fergus was the Jawun Regional Director for the Inner Sydney region. Fergus’ connection with Jawun started back in 2014 as a Jawun secondee to the West Kimberley region, supporting the Kimberley Land Council to commence the design of a leadership development program.

    Fergus comes to Jawun from a career in project management across construction, engineering and business transformation projects for both government and the private sector. Fergus brings a mix of organisational and business management skills to supplement experience in stakeholder engagement, facilitation and people development to the Regional Director role.

    Growing up in regional Australia on Yorta Yorta land, Fergus is excited to be working back in a regional area on Darkinjung country and is motivated to help the local organisations and leadership achieve the best possible outcomes for their community.

    Fergus has a passion for people development and the mentoring and coaching of others to help them be successful and achieve their best. This has included involvement in an engineering Indigenous internship program and tutoring for Indigenous high school students.

    To contact Fergus, please email: fdavis@jawun.org.au

Case Studies

Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.