Elder Maryann Coconut and Annalise Jennings – The Family Domestic Violence Conference

Wonderful and inspiring …


downloadFamily Domestic Violence Conference – Rockhampton Australia

Great seeing Elder Maryann Coconut who made the long journey from the remote community of Napranum to Rockhampton to support Annalise Jennings’ presentation on the topic of Family Domestic Violence.

Annalise has developed a best practice model for change which has been successfully applied through Cape York communities since 2009. The results were not only evident but immediate, Napranum is a humbling example of Annalise’s work, where she introduced the concept that lasting social reform can only be achieved by community growth and economic development not intervention
From the outset Annalise’s work around community ownership, collaborative service delivery and community transformation struck a chord with indigenous people. The fundamentals of engagement, ownership and responsibility for change are deeply embedded in her “Whole of Community Change” program which has proven to be very successful.

Napranum achieved 40% increase in community owned infrastructure and a…

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