What Cape York Partnerships Volunteers Have to Say
Being able to connect with the communities in Cape York was a real eye opener. It was a fascinating experience that has given me an understanding of Indigenous cultures that I was unaware of previously.
Planning specialist, majoring in construction and architecture, Hannah Robertson did work on Student Education Trusts and Pride Of Place
I greatly enjoyed working in such a dynamic environment — and one of constant change — as Cape York Partnerships moves through the transition from shaping public policy and lobbying into a professional organisation, which has at its core a significant service delivery responsibility.
This presents a host of serious challenges, but to contribute to such a worthy goal of improving the lives of indigenous people on Cape York was terribly rewarding and was what attracted me in the first place.
Former Westpac General Manager, Greg Barnier, who worked across several business development areas
I came from a large Sydney Law firm to work on an education project as an analyst and researcher. This has been a valuable experience, and at times a challenge, because it is completely different to anything I have ever done before. It has been an eye-opener because my speciality in law was taxation, especially as this applied to the non-for-profit sector.
The education project promises to do so much good on the ground across Cape York, and Cape York Partnerships has other projects up and running which already are producing great outcomes. I enjoyed the experience and have learned a lot. The people at Cape York Partnerships have been great to work with. I still want to be involved in some way in the reform agenda, especially in the areas of welfare reform and native title.
Lawyer, Coby Foster, spent two months on assignment with Cape York Partnerships, and has since taken up the role of solicitor with Cairns firm, Miller Harris