Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Dec 12 2016
ceo-farewel-webIt’s been a real privilege to have led Wunan as CEO for the last two years and I feel both a sense of sadness in leaving an organisation that I have loved being part of, along with a sense of pride in the many things we have achieved together over this time. The organisation has grown significantly and now employs 100 staff. I am proud to say that while this growth has occurred, the percentage of Indigenous staff has also increased from around 50 per cent to just under 70 per cent. We have also put a lot of effort into developing a strong set of Wunan Values and continuing to build a positive culture within our organisation, which provides a strong platform for making real change in our community. Wunan is fortunate to have an outstanding group of dedicated staff who are committed to improving the lives of Indigenous […]   Read More
Topic: Wunan
Nov 11 2016
377a4883This week Coles Kununurra Store Manager Graham Bannister won the Wesfarmers Reconciliation Action Plan Champion Award for his work in supporting Aboriginal engagement and employment as part of Wunan’s Indigenous Employment Broker partnership with Wesfarmers. This is an important recognition of all of the hard work done by Coles Kununurra, Wesfarmers and Wunan Foundation since the partnership came together last year. It is also a great acknowledgement of the work of Wunan’s Indigenous Employment Coordinator, Zoe Dudley, in helping to drive the success of the program – the outcomes have been outstanding.   Read More
Topic: Employment
Sep 30 2016
Ian Trust_500x213-v2It was Wunan’s pleasure recently to host visits to the East Kimberley by former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, and Minister for Human Services, Alan Tudge, with whom we’ve worked closely in implementing the Cashless Debit Card trial in Kununurra and Wyndham.    Read More
Topic: Wunan
Sep 29 2016
Nathan Leitch & family_500x213Nathan works as a Research and Evaluation Consultant with Wunan-owned research and evaluation company, Social Compass. He brings community understanding and advocacy to various projects undertaken by the firm.   Read More
Topic: Wunan
Sep 29 2016
Wunan Expo 2016-57_500x213A sea of orange Wunan balloons, Choose Your Future face tattoos and #WUNAN stickers were a feature of our inaugural Expo in July, as more than 350 local people and families flocked to the grounds of Wunan in Kununurra.   Read More
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Sep 28 2016
Jesse with bedrunner and cushion ORANGE_500x213Indigenous jobseekers from East Kimberley Job Pathways were recently commissioned by Wunan Foundation’s bed & breakfast facility, Wunan House B&B, to make some beautiful hand-printed bed linen.   Read More
Topic: Employment