Michael Woodley

AMONG Michael Woodley’s most significant achievements is the development of Juluwarlu, an Indigenous operated organisation that is a central point of access for all Australians to learn about Aboriginal history and culture. Located in Roebourne, Juluwarlu aims to collect, preserve and exhibit the culture and history of the Ngardangarli Yindjibarndi people and provide moral and professional support by managing and protecting the local land, culture and environment. Mr Woodley was instrumental in securing a narrow broadcast licence and for developing the Juluwarlu TV channel 34, a local Indigenous community TV station. He was also involved in the establishment of Juluwarlu’s education and scholarship program with Woodside Energy. Mr Woodley approached Woodside’s key decision makers and discussed how the company could assist with educating and supporting the Indigenous children of Roebourne. A program was initiated to provide schooling opportunities in Perth for local Indigenous children. Lack of funding for Juluwarlu has been a major setback for Mr Woodley, where he worked as operations manager unpaid for six years. Despite this, he submitted a successful proposal to a major Aboriginal foundation to develop Juluwarlu as a consultancy to government and private industry. Mr Woodley convenes the Ngarluma & Yindjibarndi Foun-dation, which is developing a school homecare building pro-gram in conjunction with Roe-bourne School to increase class attendance through participation with children and parents. Historic port town a cultural hub

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