Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Dec 11 2013
DEC13-Cameron-Elliot“I was born and raised in Melbourne’s western suburbs. I left Melbourne in 1993 having completed an Electrical apprenticeship and ended up in Kununurra via Nth Queensland in 1995. I hitchhiked to Kununurra from Cairns with my dog Wally and my very last lift was sitting on top of 2 tonne of frozen donkey meat on the back of a truck from Timber Creek!   Read More.
Topic: Wunan
Dec 11 2013
DEC13-Michelle-PucciMichele is very proud to call herself a Kimberley girl, having grown up in the region and finished her schooling in Wyndham. She has been a strong advocate for the Kimberley in a range of roles and started her career as the youngest Dental Clinical assistant in the State. Michele has always worked at a community level including coordinating family support services and Regional Youth Affairs. Michele joined the Wunan team in 2009 after many years of working with the Department for Child Protection as a Community Development Officer. Michele said “this was one of the best career decisions I have made, I loved the opportunity to make a real difference in working in the not for profit sector particularly being able to use my passion, energy and commitment to contribute to working with Aboriginal people to improve the current situation impacting on many families”.   Read More.
Topic: Wunan
Dec 11 2013
DEC13-Kunarra-Medical-v2Kununurra Medical opened its doors on October 1st 2013 at the new Ochre Centre of the Kununurra District Hospital. Operating a private medical practice is a new venture for Wunan. It represents a long held ambition to engage in community health, as an essential component of our strategy and compliment to other programs housing, education and employment; thus providing a holistic view of community well-being.   Read More.
Dec 11 2013
DEC13-Regional_Services_Childrens_PlanWunan is very pleased to have been awarded a contract by the Department for Communities to develop a Regional Children’s Services Plan for the Kimberley. The project, funded by Royalties for Regions under the Regional Community Child Care Development Fund is an acknowledgement by Government of the challenges faced by organisations that provide education and care services for children in country areas including the impact of distance, isolation, limited funding and the reliance on community based management committees to manage these services.   Read More.
Topic: Education
Dec 10 2013
DEC13-Traditional-HousingThe Transitional Housing Program in Kununurra has been awarded the 2013 WA Premier’s Award for Improving Aboriginal Outcomes. This housing program is a partnership between Wunan, Community Housing Limited and the WA Department of Housing and is based on the model developed by Wunan in 2010.   Read More.
Dec 10 2013
DEC13-Social-CompassWunan recently acquired Social Compass, a highly regarded social research company providing robust research and program evaluations for organisations across government, business, university and community sectors. Social Compass has already conducted a considerable body of work  in the Indigenous space, including that previously commissioned by Wunan; a FIFO feasibility study and Real Jobs II examining employment demand in the East Kimberley. Their approach is designed to inform future policy and practice for organisations committed to building stronger communities and promoting social inclusion.   Read More.