Danielle Toon, Indigenous community program manager
The story of Danielle Toon, a young corporate worker who built an education program, changed an Indigenous community—and government policy.
To see Aboriginal children pick up a teaching manual and pretend they are the teacher confidently delivering lesson content is fantastic,” says Danielle Toon, who manages the Every Child is Special (ECIS) Education Unit at Cape York Partnerships.
Project: Telstra’s Broadbanding the Top End
At a physical level, Telstra’s Broadbanding the Top End (Phase 1) project was an impressive engineering feat—800 kilometres of cable laid between Jabiru to Rio Tinto Alcan’s facility in Nhulunbuy across some of the harshest terrain in Australia—and presented an interesting case in good project management versus time constraints and resource requirements. However, the project […]
An indigenous perspective of projects, community and culture
Any person who comes from one culture and is tasked with working with another should take into account other people’s needs and cultural diversity in a project, says Donald Christophersen of Morning Star Indigenous Inservices. “If you don’t realise that other people’s culture will have a huge impact on any activity, anywhere, how can you […]
Mark Porter, business project manager
Queenslander Mark Porter was a youngster when he began working at his family’s large timber manufacturing and export business, and it was at the tender age of 19 that he first started practising some of the principles of project management. “I was placed in control of product development and marketing, and it was from this […]
Project: Horizon Power
Upgrading power supplies is the bread and butter of companies such as Horizon Power, a fully-integrated Western Australian government-owned business delivering energy solutions in regional Western Australia. However when the service being delivered is to remote and often isolated parts of the country, the project management approach used requires innovation and above all must be […]