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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Apr 1 2013
New_Board_MembersWunan at its 2012 Annual General Meeting endorsed the nominations of two new Board Members – Olive Knight and Michelle Martin.  Let us introduce them to you:-   Read More
Topic: Wunan
Mar 28 2013
Wunan_DayThursday 7 March 2013, all Wunan employees gathered together for  WUNAN DAY. The intention of WUNAN DAY was to provide an opportunity for everyone to get on the same page. Strategic Managers provided updates in our five priority areas:-  Education, Employment, Accommodation/Housing, Living Change and Foundations.   Read More
Topic: Wunan
Mar 28 2013
Star_RatingWunan is celebrating the region’s best performance achieved for its Kununurra Job Services Australia (JSA) contract delivered on behalf of Job Futures Ltd. In the last publicly released JSA star ratings from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Wunan’s JSA performance moved from 3 star to 4 star for the Kununurra site. DEEWR measures performance of job service providers through a star rating system, between 1 and 5 stars. Wunan’s Kununurra and Halls Creek sites have consistently held 3 star ratings, which covers a band from 19% above to 19% below the average. In the last ratings, however, the Kununurra site moved to 4 stars, or between 20 and 39% above the average – the only provider to do so in the region in this contract – while the Halls Creek site is also edging close to cracking the 4 star mark. In the current ratings, Wunan’s […]   Read More
Topic: Employment
Dec 17 2012
(L to R) Elisha Skeen, Brendan Yeeda, Thomas Worrigal, Justin Mosquito and Krstel Petrevski. PETER KELLYOn 16 November 2012, the Hills Shire Times published the following article written by Evan Steff on the students from Halls creek attending the Dural Excellence in Education Program:- (L to R) Elisha Skeen, Brendan Yeeda, Thomas Worrigal, Justin Mosquito and Krstel Petrevski. PETER KELLY The remote West Australian town of Halls Creek is a long way from the Hills in more ways than one. The heat is stifling, severe disadvantage is commonplace and school attendance is irregular at best. But 10 Aboriginal children have made the challenging journey to take up scholarships at William Clarke College in Kellyville and Pacific Hills Christian School in Dural. “The first term we came here we got really homesick, but then we got used to staying here and we started having more fun,” said scholarship student Brendan Yeeda. “Today I had to do a history presentation on ancient China and I gave a speech using PowerPoint.”   Read More
Topic: Education
Dec 14 2012
Wunan’s Indigenous Employment Program, Dawn Til Dusk, delivered by Bina-waji Aboriginal Corporation in Halls Creek, achieved an outstanding completion rate of 91 per cent this year. The residential pre-employment program was conducted at Burks Park under the supervision of Bina-waji directors, Roy and Helen Wilson, who supported 30 young men to successful completion of the course. The program established effective work routines for the participants, with a range of activities focussed on pastoral and associated skills. As the name of the program suggests, participants were up and working and learning early each day, continuing the activities until late afternoon.   Read More
Topic: Employment
Dec 13 2012
My name is Pauline Manning and I am a Djaru woman. I was born at Moola Bulla station just out of Halls Creek. When Moola Bulla closed down as a settlement in the 50’s I, together with my family and many others went to live at Fitzroy Crossing. I spent my early years at Fitzroy and had 4 years of high school at Derby, and 18 months training as an enrolled nurse. I was one of the first  Aboriginal girls that graduated from the Derby Regional Hospital as a trained enrolled nurse.   Read More