About Us

Our Vision

Mabu liyan, mabu buru, mabu ngarrungu.

Good liyan, healthy country, strong community.

The Vision of Yawuru society in 10 to 20 years’ time, which the Yawuru corporate group is committed to working towards, is:-

  • The Yawuru community supports individual and family aspirations while being firmly rooted in the Bugarrigarra so that customary law and practice is a living part of family life and celebration.
  • The Yawuru community is an inclusive community that incorporates and enhances traditional Broome values of inclusiveness, hospitality and friendship.
  • The Yawuru community believes that benefits flowing from the native title determination, while allowing rewards for personal endeavour, should always flow to the benefit of the community as a whole.
  • The Yawuru corporations invest to work for these aspirations and to create a Yawuru economy where families seek and have ongoing opportunities for employment and business.

Our Mission

The Mission Statement of the Yawuru corporate group is:-

  • The Yawuru PBC holds the Yawuru Native Title rights and the corporate group carries out tasks to provide for the long term wellbeing of Yawuru people.
  • The Yawuru corporations do this through respect and active maintenance of Language, Law and Culture; through prudent investment in land development and businesses; and through investment in health, housing and education.
  • The work of the Yawuru corporations to create and grow Yawuru Equity will enable Yawuru people to be active participants and contributors, as well as beneficiaries, of sustainable economic, cultural and social practices, so that they can care for and enjoy their land, values and culture in perpetuity, while enhancing families and the community in which they live.

Our Goals

  • To maintain our customary life
  • To protect and manage our Country
  • To nurture our culture
  • To provide opportunity for Yawuru people
  • To foster understanding and respect from others

Our Values

Our cultural values stem from the relationship that we as Yawuru have with our Country. Like the Country itself, they arise from Bugarrigarra, which gave form to the landscape, determined our laws and gave Yawuru the responsibility for looking after our Country.

The Values of the Yawuru corporate group are:-

Clear Liyan – that business is conducted with a clear heart, and an open and honest but respectful behaviour, incorporating integrity and transparency; that issues outside the Yawuru sphere are dealt with outside and not brought in to affect Yawuru business.

Country as Foundation – recognition in business, policy and strategy that Country is the foundation; that proper respect for land will be recognised and maintained; that if you look after Country it will look after you.

Culture is knowledge – that from the Bugarrigarra comes knowledge of right and wrong, transparency, accountability, acceptance of responsibility, and the depth of knowledge as to how business is conducted in culturally appropriate ways.

Build for the Future – that all business, policy, practice and direction should be conducted for the sustainability of Yawuru society and culture in perpetuity and the building of Yawuru Equity and to create Yawuru wellbeing; that short term gain is only appropriate if they actually build long term outcome.

Together, not individually – in accordance with the values upheld during the struggle to obtain the native title determinations, recognition that the Yawuru corporate group is about the whole, that while recognition of individuals and families is important all decisions are taken for the benefit of all and not for individual segments of Yawuru society.

Individual and corporate responsibility and accountability – that while the corporations are accountable to Yawuru people, Yawuru individuals are also aware of their responsibility, commitment and avoidance of self-interest in working for the benefit of the Yawuru.