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Reform initiatives driven by local

Indigenous leadership, who are

invested in the change, are more

sustainable and have more traction

within communities than those

delivered ‘top–down’ by government.

Deployment of professional

secondees gives Indigenous leaders

space to apply new thinking and

practice innovation. This provision

of ‘accelerator and incubator’

environments is critical for advancing

or proofing new ideas to tackle

complex, long-running problems.

Innovative, place-based solutions

to major issues can be accelerated

or scaled up through collaboration

and sharing of ideas. This includes

collaboration between Indigenous

leaders and corporate Australia—

an opportunity for co-designed

solutions that can deliver real

returns for communities. Facilitating

connections for Indigenous leaders

and communities is an exciting way

to expand their ability to pursue

opportunities for a better future.

Collaboration within and across

communities builds Indigenous

‘collective agency’

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which strengthens

Indigenous-led solutions to social

issues and ensures a more cohesive,

influential Indigenous voice in public

affairs and policymaking.

Interaction between Indigenous and

mainstream Australia via the Jawun

model is a microcosm of the change

hoped for more broadly, involving a

more empowered Indigenous voice and

a greater sense of shared culture and

nationhood for all Australians.