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Policies, procedures and processes for

managing money, people, performance and

knowledge—‘systems’ give an organisation the

effectiveness it needs to operate day in, day out.

When KPMG looked at Jawun’s role in

strengthening organisational capacity, they found

that as a result of the partnership with Jawun:

organisations reported an uplift in systems



SOURCE: KPMG (2015),




Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority

The Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority in South

Australia stands for over 12 community organisations

who, as the Ngarrindjeri Nation, seek to identify,

act and organise as one. From its origins, it had a

vision of a shared services model that would reduce

the costs of duplication and strengthen operational

collaboration, but it was not until the first round of

Jawun secondees in 2015 that this took shape.

After those secondees presented a comprehensive

review of the operational and funding constraints

faced by Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority

organisations, it was agreed that establishing shared

services was a priority. Since then, a stream of

secondees worked to establish shared services models

for the core organisational functions: finance, human

resources, insurance and IT. They analysed needs as

well as market options to find solutions that would

save costs and create efficiencies. Implementation is

expected to trigger significant service improvements

for each organisation—and enable them to live up to

their mission to organise as one.

CEO of Ngopamuldi Aboriginal Corporation Derek

Walker said, ‘The Jawun mob bring an expertise and

a level of understanding around systems. When you

have groups like BCG and Westpac and Bendigo

Bank, and people of that ilk, they have a professional

way of going about business and a set of skills that’s

really helpful to us.’

Safe Work Australia secondee Peta Miller with Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation’s Paul Augustin (centre), and Thomas Amagula at the

Safety Institute of Australia’s national convention, 2016.