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

  • Natrisha Barnett

    Jawun Regional Director, Central Australia

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    Natrisha has a diverse background in economics and public health with experience predominantly in government and the not-for-profit and community sector. Natrisha has a strong understanding of other cultures, having undertaken a number of projects overseas in Jakarta, Borneo, Yogyakarta and Paris. In her spare time, Natrisha is chair of a domestic and family violence shelter and is a strong advocate for social justice.

    Natrisha relocated from Darwin to join Jawun as the Regional Director in Central Australia and is originally from Perth. Natrisha has two dogs that she adores, and loves cooking, traveling and building meaningful connections with people.

  • Fergus Davis

    Jawun General Manager, Regional Investment

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    Fergus commenced as Jawun General Manager – Regional Investment 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 country, Fergus is passionate about opportunities to support Jawun regions and is motivated to support the local organisations and leadership to 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.