WHAT WE DO
We work in trusted partnerships with community-led organisations, emerging leaders and respected advocates to further strengthen communities through strategic legal, justice & advisory projects, holistic pathways programs and targeted grants.
Our Community Impact Strategy
Standing Strong & Tall Together is our new five-year Community Impact strategy focused on transformational partnerships and systems-change to create sustained generational change.
Nathan Thomas, Artist
Our Community Impact strategy has been named Standing Strong & Tall Together by artist Nathan Thomas to reflect his use of the ironbark tree in our strategy document and the way it symbolises strength, resilience and community.
Official Launch of Standing Strong & Tall Together
In early April we proudly launched Standing Strong & Tall Together. We were honoured to hear from Pat Turner AM, Co-Chair of the Coalition of Peaks and CEO of NACHHO, Aunty Matilda House, Semara Jose, Co-Chair, KWM First Nations Youth Council + The Hon Senator Anne Ruston MP.
OUR IMPACT PILLARS
Our Recent Work
Just Reinvest NSW
Learn about our community partnership with Just Reinvest NSW, and in particular, our work supporting their systems-change priority areas. Hear from Jo Lunzer, Policy and Research Lead for Just Reinvest NSW, together with KWM Solicitor, Nick Horton (Sydney) who provide an insight into this important work and the support of KWM.
Artists in the Black
Learn about our strategic community partnership with the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law), in particular, its Artists in the Black which supports Indigenous artists all across Australia. We hear from the CEO of Arts Law, Robyn Ayres, together with some of our lawyers (Travis Toemoe, Luke Hawthorne & Jessica Horn) supporting this highly impactful legal centre.
Field Notes: Growing Structured Giving
We explore Philanthropy Australia’s new report, and through a moderated panel conversation led by KWM Partner and Workplace Giving Australia Board Member, Berkeley Cox, our panellists discuss opportunities to support and accelerate the practical ideas that the report provides.
Cover Art & Artist: Doojem by Dora Griffiths
"I was born in Kununurra and have lived here all my life except for some schooling in Broome in Years 8 & 9. I have worked at St Joseph’s School as a teacher’s aid and at Mirima Language centre as a secretary. I also worked at the Women’s Centre and I have been their chairperson. At Waringarri Arts I started as the artist support worker, helping all the old people. I started painting after coming here for a while and helping the old people mix paints. I completed the ANKA Arts-Worker Extension Program in 2012 and have learnt many industry skills. I have worked at the art centre as the Administration and Gallery Assistant and now I am the Dawang Projects Co-ordinator which means I am learning how to curate and conserve artworks. Currently I am the Chair of the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Board and Vice-Chair of ANKA. I paint and make textiles as often as I can. I have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. I follow in the footsteps of my elders and learn about Country, culture and art from the old people."