TDC Update


Our Mission at TDC is to develop all commercial opportunities on behalf of the clan members throughout the Region to advance our key aims of providing local jobs for local people and, in the long term, ensuring every child has a chance of a full life.

CEO Update – Scott McIntyre

As we move into the year unhindered by people movement and government enforced actions to manage COVID, we are starting to see some hope that we can get back to business as usual.

But as we move back into business as usual, we want to make sure it is anything but that, when it comes to cross organization collaboration.

There are many stakeholders and agencies working in the community, servicing the same clients, but some-how, white fella politics has a way of hindering substantial and sustainable change.

This year we are making a concerted effort to engage with other service providers, to identify where the gaps are in service delivery and to work together to close gaps, remove overlap and build partnerships where appropriate, and get on the same team.

Cross-functional collaboration can be a powerful force, and respecting and supporting the various contributions from different organizations with different areas of expertise and coming together to achieve a common goal is the only way we can really successfully serve the community.

Cross-functional collaboration is about mutual commitment toward common goals and the joint effort necessary to achieve them. It is in everyone’s interest to take a united approach and we will be working hard to achieve that in 2022.

International Women’s Day

The women hosted a lunch for International Women’s Day and a feast was had by all. Bridget opened the celebrations with a welcome to all.

Thank you to Anne, Abbey, Bridget Bernice, Virginia and Mercy for organizing and also to our guests from the Safe House, One Tree and Save the Children for coming along.

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Youth & Men Keeping Healthy

Tom Crawley and Peter Zambellakis have been busy coordinating a range of activities with the young men.

The activities have been wide ranging , from preparing healthy meals , harvesting timber and roots , making didgeridoos, wood work, fishing and tidying up the yards of houses for elderly people in community.

Benny Mullumbuk has been sharing his culinary skills with the boys, teaching simple recipes that can be cooked on the on the bush woks.

It is great to see the older men teaching the younger men new and old skills and engaging in healthy activities.

Thanks to Benny , Tom and Pete for arranging these awesome activities.

Fellas Fishing at Nimbi

The fellas all headed off to Nimbi to do some fishing and a good time was had by all.

There was also some time for a cool off in the creek, with the lads taking a break from the heat in the rock pools.

The boys look pretty cool in the water which is the smart place to be to escape the scorching heat.


Combining Traditional & Modern Ways

Tom and Peter took the fellas out bush to harvest timber to make into didgeridoos and spears.

After finding the timber and using chain saws to chop it down, the fellas all headed to the Men’s shed to sculpt it into digeridoos using planes, and grinders and other contemporary tools.

The fellas get to learn practical skills using modern tools to create traditional pieces of work, combining culture and tradition with modern ways. We can’t wait to see the finished products.

It is great to see the Men’s shed up and running again and the community coming alive with activity after COVID brought everything to a sudden halt.

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