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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Apr 30 2014
Wunan_Dr_Chung_TanDr. Chung Tan, GP Registrar, Kununurra Medical Dr Chung Tan is a GP registrar who has recently joined Wunan’s medical practice, Kununurra Medical. He is working alongside Dr Abby Harwood as part of his journey towards attaining his Fellowship. Dr Tan graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2009 and has been working in various hospitals around Australia including Bentley Health Campus, Bunbury Regional Hospital, Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital, Albany Regional Hospital and Geraldton Regional Hospital under Royal Perth Hospital’s secondment program. Dr Tan has a special interest in rural medicine and its domains and is committed to a career as a procedural GP with anaesthetic skills. He is currently completing a Diploma in Child Health with the University of Sydney and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Dr. Tan will be with Kununurra Medical until the end of 2014.   Read More
Topic: Wunan
Apr 30 2014
Wunan_HIPPY_Host_ProviderWunan is proud to have been named host provider of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). HIPPY is an early childhood enrichment program that works with parents and carers of young children in their homes. Parents are supported by home tutors to help their preschool-age children develop their reading, writing and social skills, which helps them start school ready to learn.   Read More
Topic: Education
Apr 30 2014
Wunan_Empowered_CommunitiesWunan Executive Director & Chairman Ian Trust is collaborating with Indigenous Leaders from seven other regions across Australia to reset the agenda and challenge the status quo of Indigenous social and economic disadvantage under a new policy direction called Empowered Communities. Together they are creating a unified voice to lead the design and implementation of a new mechanism to interface with the Australian Government. It is their vision that an equal partnership will be formed between Indigenous people and the Government, one that will empower Indigenous people to take responsibility for their future. It is envisaged that the leaders will lead the reform in consultation with their community to redefine social policy and ensure that future investment is regionally focused and reflects community priorities and aspirations. Empowered Communities has strong support and involvement from Commonwealth and State governments. At the local level, an engagement process is underway to bring other […]   Read More
Topic: Wunan
Apr 30 2014
Wunan_Review_SubmissionsWunan seeks to be at the forefront of all issues affecting Indigenous policy. To that end, we’ve recently finalised submissions for two key reviews.   Read More
Apr 30 2014
Wunan_Transitional_Housing_ProgramAfter taking out the Premier’s Award for Excellence in 2013, Wunan’s Transitional Housing program continues to go from strength to strength. In recent weeks, the program has undoubtedly experienced its most exciting time since inception. It is with a great deal of pride that we can announce our very first homeowner – Ms Evelyn Wilson.   Read More
Mar 10 2014
New house parent for 2014 –  Mat Taylor – gives us some insight into life within the Dural Excellence Program. He writes: “The last 3 weeks have been full on. All the students have pretty well settled into the routine of school and their life here in Sydney. “Several of the boys have been to tryouts for the AFL Adam Goodes Indigenous Talent Program where their football abilities were tested. All of the team was also involved in fire safety training here at the boarding facility. “The other big thing was the filming of a promotional DVD about the Dural program which took place at the house and at the schools during the week. It was a big day for all of us with the film crew arriving at 6:30am and the kids were up and ready to go when they arrived.   Read More
Topic: Education