OUR STORY

PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN ANDINDIGENOUS OWNED

Goanna Education was created by Corey Brown, a Gamilaroi man from Northern NSW, and Liam Harte, a Dunghutti man from the Mid-North Coast. Our founders wanted to ensure that all Australians including First Nations people, communities, and enterprises are able to participate in and benefit from the digital economy.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are Australia’s original innovators. We are committed to effective collaboration with our partners in Government, Academia, Industry and Corporate to identify and actively support current and future opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

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THE ORIGINAL INNOVATORS

While Indigenous Australians have been inventive for over 60,000 years, unless more is done to assist in closing the digital gap, there is a real risk that their communities may not be able to fully participate in the new Digital Era. 

Australian Indigenous education has seen no change at the senior school level of mathematics, science and reading literacy as well as a continued lag in ATAR achievement over the last 10 years. With such a widening gap, many Indigenous students will be left behind and excluded from emerging opportunities in future STEM fields.

STEM careers will provide educational, economic and social sustainability and self-determination for Indigenous people – closing the gap in economic participation and, not only lifting the expectations of what can be achieved by Indigenous peoples, but, enabling us to play a role in creating our own shared future.

OUR PLEDGE

We intend address the issues of the digital divide for all Australians, including First Nation peoples by driving diversity in tech through innovative education solutions.

Goanna Education intends to realise a vision to:

  • Help Close the Gap in economic participation by Australia’s Indigenous peoples; 
  • Raise expectations of what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can achieve; 
  • Enable our partners and the wider community to play a role in creating a shared future with First Nations peoples. 

Given the opportunity to participate, we believe passionately that our peoples can thrive in the digital world and take their place in the economy of the future.

MEET THE TEAM

Sally Anne Browner

Sally-Anne Browner

CEO

Sally-Anne is a passionate teacher with a diverse CV! Sally has worked in banking, advertising, high school and now in technology education. Her particular areas of interest include looking for innovative ways of linking industry and education, getting students ready for the work market by equipping them with relevant skills and helping teachers become more confident with technology.

Corey Brown

Corey Brown

Founder

Our Founder, is a Gamilaraay man from Coonabarabran. Corey brings expertise in partnership generation and negotiation, along with holistic project management capabilities that include recruitment, finance and governance. He drives the vision of Goanna Solutions and Education to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economic, social and cultural capacity building.

Melanie Redding

Melanie Redding

COO

Mel is a passionate and loyal team player, who thrives on a challenge, and being in a fun, collaborative working environment. She brings a strong work ethic, a high attention to detail, and a great wealth of experience, both operationally, and worldly.

GOANNA SOLUTIONS

Goanna Solutions and Goanna Education work together to foster diverse workplaces nationwide.

Goanna Solutions provides clients with an array of innovative, secure, and intuitive technology solutions including Human Resources, Professional and Advisory Services, Digital Technology and Consulting, and Infrastructure Technology and Supports. Goanna Solutions ensure that clients needs are met by our solutions, be they off-the-shelf, configured, or custom-built. 

Goanna Solutions has built its success on a reputation for quality services and customer value. Goanna Solutions now provides services to IBM, IMI, ATO, KBR, Coles, and TAFE NSW.

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