AILA World Congress 2014 – Brisbane

‘One World, Many Languages’ In 2014, the AILA World Congress will be held in Brisbane AILA 2014.pdf AILA 2014.pdf (106.25 KB). We encourage all members to register their interest and receive regular updates at the AILA website:

Uncle Joe Kirk – Bush Tucker Talk

Uncle Joe Kirk will be talking about Bush Tucker at the Balaangala Space at 98 Yoorala St, The Gap on November 26 from 3pm Places are limited so email Michele – –  if you are interested $5 for employed or gold coin donation for those not… Flyer: Bush Tucker

Inquiry into language learning in Indigenous communities

QILAC was one of a small number of organisations invited to address the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Inquiry into language learning in Indigenous communities. The hearing was held at Parliament House in Brisbane October 6th. The invitation to appear followed QILACs submission to the inquiry, which highlighted […]

Promotion of languages to the Governor General of Australia.

In November, three of the QILAC members were among a delegation from the Eastern States
 Aboriginal Languages Group who were invited to Government House in Canberra to meet
 with Her Excellency the Governor General Quentin Bryce.

Butchulla may be taught in schools

Article by Stephen O’Grady, from the Fraser Coast Chronicle HERVEY Bay is poised to pioneer an indigenous education revolution. Scrub Hill Indigenous Education Forum. Attending: Sandy Strait State School principal Shane Urquhart, Fraser Coast councillor David Dalgleish, Paul Herschell and Will Davis of Qld Studies Authority with Butchulla elder Frances Gala and Butchulla community linguist […]

AIATSIS Research Symposia: Bilingual Education

Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory: Principles, policy and practice At the start of the 2010 school year, the number of hours of bilingual teaching in Northern Territory Two-Way schools is set to decrease by more than half. The public debate that followed the announcement of this policy change revealed a need for further research […]

Languages Expo for Central Queensland

Over 40 delegates attended the Rockhampton Indigenous Languages Expo in Rockhampton, on the 28th and 29th of April. The Language Expo was organised by the Dharumbal Language and Culture Program and the State Library of Queensland and included representatives from a number of language communities and language centres in Queensland. It was held at the […]

Puliima Forum – please register

1st & 2nd of April, 2009. Melbourne, Victoria This year the forum aims to showcase technology which all has the potential to assist Indigenous Language programs. Technological tools will be explained through demonstrations, presentations and hands-on workshops. The program should have something for everyone ranging from the use of basic equipment such as audio and […]

Queensland Group attends Miromaa Training in Newcastle

A keen group of Queensland language workers traveled to Newcastle in late January for training in how to use the Miromaa language program. Representing over 20 different Queensland languages, the team made the trip to Arwarbukarl Cultural Resource Centre in Newcastle to undertake training with the creators of Miromaa.

Toowoomba Languages Expo

A community meeting held at Toowoomba created a surge of new interest for involvement in language projects. The Toowoomba Languages Expo and Planning workshop was coordinated by the Yugambeh Museum, Language Heritage and Research Centre at Beenleigh and attracted over 45 participants over the 1st and 2nd of December.