Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Indigenous Corporation (“Mabunji”) began its life as a resource centre in 1983, with its core purpose to support the Aboriginal people and homelands of the Borroloola region. 35 years later, Mabunji still to this day remains true to its original purpose and represents the Saltwater and the Mainland people of the various town camps and homelands. It has matured and adapted to the changing needs of its members, government policy, funding conditions and commercial opportunities.
Today, Mabunji is a financially strong corporation, with a dedicated and progressive Board of Directors. Over the last 20 years, Mabunji has grown its net assets from $2.5m to $15.9m, despite experiencing continuous change in the funding and general business environment over that time. It has achieved this by accessing more grant funding to facilitate the purchase of land, construct new buildings, make new business investments and continue to provide expanded and new services to the community. Mabunji has been very successful at delivering contract services under these funding arrangements in its core areas of aged care, municipal services and more recently, child care.
In 2015, Mabunji became incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 as a large corporation.
The Board of Mabunji has identified the need to formalise the corporation’s strategic direction and establish an investment strategy to take the organisation into the future. The development of these two critical strategic documents will establish a responsible and credible pathway for Mabunji to follow as it strives to achieve its goals under the guidance of current and future generations of the Saltwater and Mainland people.