The Cape York Welfare Reform Trial is delivered through a unique partnership between Cape York Partnerships, the Australian Government, Queensland State Government, families and individuals. It has provided an unparalleled opportunity for the organisation to leverage its strong community roots and establish solid relationships with all levels of Government, breaking down barriers between people and building trust.
With trust at the forefront of our relationship, we are able to influence government policy and ensure that all staff work collaboratively as a team to support individuals and families in communities to choose a life they have a reason to value. The Cape York Welfare Reform is on its way to deliver social justice to Aboriginal families in Cape York.
Gummi Fridriksson, Director of Welfare Reform, Cape York Partnerships
Gummi Fridriksson is Director of Welfare Reform for Cape York Partnerships. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and has nearly 25 years' management experience with major projects in Europe, China, Hong Kong, Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Gummi is a member of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Management, Papua New Guinea Institute of Directors, Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce, and the Institute of International Project Management Association.
Gummi moved to the Cape York Institute from Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation in 2007 to lead the design and development of a project plan for the implementation of Welfare Reform.
He then led the move of Welfare Reform from Cape York Institute to Cape York Partnerships, thereby making Cape York Partnerships the leading welfare reform project implementation organisation in Cape York and beyond.
This transition was completed by January 2009 and Gummi leads this aspect of Cape York Partnerships as its Director for Welfare Reform. His role is critical to building important relationships between Cape York Partnerships and government.