South West Australia

Working with the Community

Jawun has partnered with the South West Australia Land and Sea Council (SWALSC), who are the native title service provider to the Noongar people. As the South West Native Title Settlement progresses, Jawun will partner with emerging regional Noongar corporations to assist in progressing their strategic priorities and developing their regions.  

Regional Contacts

  • Michael Charlton

    Jawun Regional Director, South West Australia

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    In October 2019, Michael joined Jawun as Regional Director of South West Australia.

    Michael is Yindjibarndi, with strong family and cultural connections across the Pilbara, and brings more than seven years experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around the country. Michael has worked across a range of sectors in the non-government and private sectors, most recently in Indigenous consulting delivering diverse projects in education, heritage, native title, economic and community development.

    Michael is committed to Aboriginal ways of doing business, knowing that community are best placed to identify local priority issues and lead the development and delivery of relevant and culturally appropriate service responses. Michael draws on his experience across Indigenous affairs and in community and stakeholder engagement, community capacity building and project design and delivery to help drive meaningful outcomes.

    To contact Michael, please email: mcharlton@jawun.org.au

  • Shane Webster

    Jawun General Manager, Regions

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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.

    To contact Shane, please email: swebster@jawun.org.au