Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships
For the past seven years in the Goulburn-Murray Jawun has partnered with local Aboriginal community organisations under the guidance of the Kaiela Institute. These organisations include:
• Koori Resource Information Centre
• Kaiela Planning Council
• Rumbalara Football Netball Club
• Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative
• Ganbina Koori Economic Employment and Training Agency
• Munarra Youth Ventures
• Academy of Sport, Health and Education
• Yorta Yorta Nations
• First Nations Foundation
Jawun provides support to these organisations through a secondment program. Resources are brought in from leading Australian corporations which include to date: Wesfarmers, KPMG, QBE, Allens Arthur Robinson, Westpac and BHP Billiton. Staff work on practical and applied projects in the community over a period of 6 or 12 weeks, 3 times a year.
"Great opportunity to spend an extended period of time in the community, meet people and truly get a grasp of the issues affecting Indigeneous people in the region "
"The Institute is aiming high, and I feel privileged to have been a part of assisting in the set up of such an organisation"
"Her work was necessary to assist the Kaiela Institute to achieve its long term goals, and has expedited the credibility and legitimacy of the Kaiela Institute to academic and corporate stakeholders."
Nick Eakin, former Jawun Regional Director regarding a Wesfarmers/Coles secondee.