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.
Members took the opportunity to spend nearly an hour with Her Excellency as she was keen to know as much as possible about the use of languages in the community, and the role of the Queensland committee and other state groups.
Her Excellency inquired about the strength of the languages and what work was being done to help make them continue to return to use. Members showed her a number of the resources that have been produced in Queensland and she showed a genuine delight and interest in their content.
We left Her Excellency with materials to share with other visitors and international guests.
The group was invited to visit again and to hold our next meeting at Government House.