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

  • Tyronne Garstone

    Jawun General Manager, Regions

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    Tyronne Garstone commenced with Jawun as General Manager Regions on 26 October 2020.

    Tyronne brings a wealth of experience in the Indigenous sector and his knowledge of remote communities and their priorities is invaluable to Jawun.

    Born in Broome, Tyronne is a Bardi Man who has spent the majority of his working life within the Indigenous sector. Tyronne worked for several years as the Chief Executive Officer for Kullarri Regional Community Development Employment Project before taking up a role as the Community Engagement Officer for Pluton Resources.

    Most recently, Tyronne was the Deputy CEO at the Kimberley Land Council.  He has acquired strong local relationships throughout the Kimberley during his years residing and working in the region and has sat on numerous committees at all tiers of government.

    With a background in Indigenous training, employment solutions, social and economic development, Tyronne is keen on brokering opportunities that will deliver sustainable outcomes for the next generation.

    To contact Tyronne, please email: tgarstone@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.