Interactive languages map of Queensland

Interactive languages map of Queensland

The Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee (QILAC) is pleased to release the new interactive languages map of Queensland for community comment. QILAC is looking forward to receiving feedback on the map from all Queensland communities. Project initiator, Warrgamay woman and linguist, Bridget Priman, oversaw the research. She believes it is essential that community’s views are […]

Ngirrma Puwal Pukang – Wrap Up

Ngirrma Puwal Pukang –  Wrap Up

The Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee would like to thank all those who joined us in Cairns for Ngirrma Puwal Pukang, the State Languages Meeting. They were a busy and exciting two days, with a great turn out for the terrific combination of practical workshops, presentations and networking time. These state wide events are an […]

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 […]

New Year and New Logo

A new year and a new logo for QILAC members, who met in Brisbane recently to work on the development of Language Induction Programs. The set of workshop guidelines will be used to help organisations and businesses identify any ways that language diversity could impact on the services they provide. The workshops will also help […]

“I’m a Queenslander too!”

“I’m a Queenslander too!”  said Mr. Michael Bryce AM AE as he stepped up for a photo with the QILAC members who attended a reception at Government House in Canberra.

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 […]

Indigenous Languages Skills Audit for Queensland Communities.

The Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee is looking to find ways to support employment opportunities for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders who have skills relevant in any way to the maintenance and teaching of our traditional languages. To do this, the committee is collecting information about the number of people with a range of […]

Queensland P-12 Australian Indigenous languages syllabuses

The Queensland Studies Authority is calling for schools to join the trial of the P-12 Australian Indigenous languages syllabuses. The QSA has developed Queensland’s first syllabuses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages for schools to start using from 2011. The syllabus has been developed so that students will be able to study the languages […]

The Aims of QILAC

1.      Develop a state policy/framework for Indigenous Languages which recognises the role and importance of community based language programs. 2    Develop and support the use of protocols for language use and research. 3.   Develop and maintain an effective communication network for language communities 4.    Examine government policies and practices relating to Indigenous Languages 5.    Advocate […]

Expressions of Interest: Torres Strait Islander representation on QILAC

Call for Expressions of Interest to represent mainland Torres Strait Islander languages and community groups on the Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee.