Through the inclusion of local Indigenous people into our operations and project delivery, Intract is better positioned to provide meaningful support to local communities and activities undertaken on traditional lands, assist Indigenous people in the future development of their communities, and sponsor Indigenous not-for-profit organisation.
Each year Intract attends and actively participates in various Indigenous conferences and trade shows across Australia, including those managed by Reconciliation Week, National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) and Supply Nation.
Our participation allows us to showcase Intract’s capabilities and to highlight opportunities we can present to Indigenous Australians as well as prospective clients.
Established in the 1970s, the Djómi Museum is home to a large collection of national and international cultural items of significance including bark paintings, sculptural works, artefacts, items of material culture, and weavings. A collection of photographs documents the cultural, social and historical life of the region. The Djómi Museum preserves and presents to the public Indigenous bark paintings, artefacts, woven works, canoes and objects.
Intract’s sponsorship supports the employment of an Indigenous curator and to mentor, train and support emerging museum curators and preservationists. Additional support is provided through termite and other pest control that would otherwise pose a risk to artefact integrity.
Maningrida Emergency Response Group
The Maningrida Emergency Response Group is a volunteer organisation that provides the full range of emergency services for the Maningrida, Milingimbi and Ramingining communities of Arnhem Land, covering a geographical area of 21,500km2.
Intract sponsors the maintenance costs of the Maningrida Fire Truck used to fight local fires which are common during the high-risk dry season.
The funds support the maintenance to the truck so Maningrida as well as surrounding outstations keep safe during the high risks fire seasons. During those hot months, the locals volunteer as fire fighters to protect the neighbouring areas who can now sleep easier knowing the fire truck is nearby to keep them safe.
Miller-Pickett Sisters of Newton Jaguars Netball Club
As part of Intract’s Diversity Program, we sponsored the four sisters of the Miller-Pickett family who play for the Newton Jaguars Netball Club as well as supported their efforts to compete in the Under 19s state team. The SAASTA program is run through the South Australian Department for Education and Child Development and Netball SA.
Sponsorship included uniforms, team memberships and associated costs for the four sisters, Shayla, Tyreeka, Terriah and Jamillian.
Kakadu and Alligator River, NT
The Jabiru Bombers are a local Australian Rules Football team representing the Kakadu and the Alligator Rivers regions of the Top End. Half of the team live and train in Gunbalanya and Maningrida and the other half live and train in Jabiru with a few players residing and working in Darwin and Katherine. The Jabiru team have been competing in the Northern Territory Football League since 1982. The club comprises 60 players with five premierships under their belt.
Intract is a primary sponsor of the team.
St Vinnies CEO Sleep Out
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 13 times more likely to be homeless than non-Indigenous Australias, which is why Intract sponsors this event. General Manager Southern Region, John Briggs, has participated in the event since 2017, sleeping outside Adelaide Government House in June with other senior business people to raise awareness and raise money to fight homelessness.
In 2017, Intract raised $2,400 contributing to the $5.6 million raised nationally.
Darwin Buffaloes Football Club
Intract Australia is proud to be sponsoring the junior teams of the Darwin Buffaloes Football Club in the 2017/18 footy season in the Northern Territory.
Intract were heavily involved with the junior teams hoping to help develop and pave the way for a new group of talented young men and women to achieve their dreams.