In late 2021 The Waanyi Joint Venture Funded a filmmaking program in association with Lady In Black Creative.
During the program, the participants developed, shot and featured in the creation of this short story about Doomadgee.
The programs successes saw key talent in the community egar to further their storytelling and filmmaking skills by way of further programs and higher eductaion.
Right now in Australia, there are young women dying from an easily preventable medical condition and an appalling lack of healthcare. This should be a national scandal. Four Corners travelled to Doomadgee, in north-west Queensland, to investigate the shameful and, until now, hidden failure in public health taking place in remote Australian communities. Incompetent and inexcusable medical care has resulted in multiple preventable deaths. Those left behind are heartbroken from the loss of treasured members of their community. Now they are telling their story to hold those in charge to account.
The WJV supports the Bidunggu Education Program, which allows children from the Bidunggu Community to be bussed to and from Burketown each day to attend school at Burketown State School. Furthering education in local communities has been a key focus for the WJV as part of our work under the Training Contract.
The Waanyi Joint Venture, in conjunction with Hacon Pastoral Company, is proud to have supported Davin Watson in his theory and practical training towards gaining a commercial helicopter pilot's licence. The training is almost complete and we are so excited for what the future holds for Davin!
The WJV has supported Cowboys House since the commencement of the Training Contract. WJV funding contributes to the two Careers Transitions Officers in the House, who provide invaluable support to the students and their working life once they have finished school. The Careers Transitions Officers work together with the students and local businesses to arrange traineeships and apprenticeships, offering various career pathways for the students of the house.