Languages are key to ATSI student engagement

Media Release The Queensland Government’s discussion paper on the Development of a Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, early childhood, school education, training, tertiary education and employment action plan has been welcomed by Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee (QILAC). Linguist and QILAC member Bridget Priman says she is pleased to see the Government initiating discussions […]

Our Land Our Languages Report

Today the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs tabled its report on the inquiry into language learning in Indigenous communities entitled Our Land Our Languages. The report, and summary document, can be downloaded and read on the House of Representatives Committee’s website.

Parliament reports on indigenous tongues: can they be saved?

Greg Dickson, of Crikey language blog Fully (sic), writes: Today federal Parliament releases the Our Land, Our Languages report, stemming from the recent inquiry into Learning Languages in Indigenous Communities. Our Land, Our Languages draws on 154 submissions and 23 public hearings held throughout Australia over the course of a year. The report comprehensively argues […]

Guide to implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander syllabuses in Queensland schools

Announcing the publication of the Guide to implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander syllabuses in Queensland schools. This resource, developed by Education Queensland aims to support principals to engage effectively with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities in order to implement the QSA syllabuses. The Guide and syllabuses can be downloaded from the QSA […]

Last of his language

Courier Mail August 10, 2009 12:00am THE Federal Government has pledged $9.3 million over the coming year to help take 113 indigenous languages off the critically endangered list.

Media Commentary on National Language Policy Announcement

There is some confusion in the media about the money but the Australian Government announced a National Indigenous Languages Policy yesterday. Here’s the various links.

Federal Government acknowledges Indigenous Languages

On the 9th of August the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts together with the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs released media statement and policy document on Indigenous Languages.

Calls for a National Indigenous Languages Policy

From Government News Magazine. The Alice Springs-based group who created Ngapartji Ngapartji (a play which has sold out to national audiences and is a 2008 nominee for a prestigious Deadly Award), are calling on the Federal Government to urgently introduce a National Indigenous Languages policy. The group released a discussion paper to Government in late […]

Queensland Indigenous Languages Policy for Education

News from the QSA Connect Newsletter: Indigenous languages policy In April 2008 the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) proudly launched the QSA Australian Indigenous languages policy. This statement acknowledges the importance of understanding, maintaining and promoting the diversity of Australian Indigenous languages spoken in Queensland and across Australia. The policy supports curriculum initiatives in assisting schools […]