Our Place – Driving Policy Innovation

Philanthropy has the potential to provide long-term capital that can drive innovation in government policy. In 2010, philanthropist Julius Colman entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Victorian Government.

Our Place – Driving Policy Innovation2021-05-11T13:25:06+10:00

Learning continues on Country

Nawarddeken Academy students, teachers, rangers and elders came together to reconnect with Country and connect Bininj (Indigenous) science and balanda (non-Indigenous) science on their annual camp – this year to Barradji.

Learning continues on Country2020-12-16T14:01:55+10:00

Early Years Toolbox

Dusseldorp Forum partnered with Our Place and Early Start (University of Wollongong) to develop tools for Early Learning educators to measure children’s cognitive, self-regulatory, language, numeracy and social development.

Early Years Toolbox2020-11-19T12:32:41+10:00

Place-Based Resilience during COVID-19: Maranguka

Maranguka is a key gateway, both for community members and for service providers. Maranguka was identified by the Local Emergency Management Committee as the key communication pathway to the Bourke Aboriginal community and have been invited to all key NSW Health meetings.

Place-Based Resilience during COVID-19: Maranguka2020-08-26T12:18:31+10:00

Place-Based Resilience during COVID-19: Hands Up Mallee

When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared and Australia began to implement health measures such as social distancing and the closure of schools, the HUM team asked themselves whether their current work was the most important thing their community needed right now.

Place-Based Resilience during COVID-19: Hands Up Mallee2020-08-26T12:19:33+10:00

Protecting lives and culture in Kabulwarnamyo

Warddeken Land Management and the Kabulwarnamyo community’s proactive response to the pandemic has protecting elders while learning for children at Nawarddeken Academy and essential fire and land management work continues.

Protecting lives and culture in Kabulwarnamyo2020-06-03T15:17:17+10:00

Connecting our past and future

This year Dusseldorp Forum welcomed a new Board Member Charlee-Sue Frail. Charlee-Sue came to know the Forum through her mentor Cath Brokenborough, Executive Lead Indigenous Engagement at Lendlease and their work together on Lendlease’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Connecting our past and future2019-12-02T15:21:20+10:00

Worldskills -sharing skills across the world

It was 1997 and Tjerk Dusseldorp was standing on the station in St Gallen Switzerland when he noticed a young man dressed in his Australian uniform, a medal around his neck. He was 22-year-old Grant Stewart, a plumber from Wollongong NSW and the day before he’d competed in the WorldSkills International competition.

Worldskills -sharing skills across the world2019-12-02T15:15:49+10:00

ChangeFest 2019

ChangeFest 2019 was held over four days in November at the Kimberwalli Centre in the community of Mt Druitt in Western Sydney. This is the second year that over 600 people and organisations working in collaborative initiatives from across the Australia gathered.

ChangeFest 20192019-12-02T15:25:53+10:00

Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live.
We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.