Students eagerly await learning time in cultural centreMarch 22, 2018
Briar Road Public School’s Cultural Centre has been a labour of love for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff that is paying off for students at the south Campbelltown school.
Policy gap wideningMarch 02, 2018
This year is the 10th since millions of Australians mourned, wept, celebrated and embraced loved ones on the day then-prime minister Kevin Rudd delivered the National Apology to the First Peoples and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children forcibly removed from their family and community.
The proper resourcing missing; Aboriginal education gap remainsFebruary 09, 2018
Three of the four education targets of the Closing the Gap Strategy will most likely not be met when the 10th annual report on the initiative is released in Canberra on Monday, the media is reporting.
National Close the Gap DaySeptember 16, 2017
March 16 marks National Close the Gap Day, held to share information and take action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030. Last month, The Closing the Gap: Prime Minister's Report 2017, gave a progress report about Closing the Gap targets on Indigenous health, employment and education.
Will Pearson Australia follow through on offer of transparency?July 05, 2017
The recent research report and media interest in the commercialisation of public schooling have prompted a response from Pearson Australia Managing Director, David Barnett, in which he agrees to the possibility of laying bare all of Pearson’s contracts with Australian federal, state and territory government authorities, which would reveal, among other things, the amount of taxpayers’ money that Pearson receives.
How to set expectations higher for Aboriginal students: Chris SarraJuly 02, 2017
Setting expectations higher for Aboriginal students can make a real and powerful difference to their education and to their expectations of themselves, teacher delegates at the Federation Annual Conference were told today (Sunday) by Professor Chris Sarra, a prominent Aboriginal educationalist who is Founder and Chairman of the Stronger Smarter Institute.
Campaign for recognition of Australia's First PeoplesMay 30, 2017
The Referendum Council's Uluru Statement, arising from the National Constitutional Convention attended by more than 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates last week, calls for:
Powerful poetry gets giggles and raises issues faced by Aboriginal AustraliansMay 23, 2017
Federation's Aboriginal Members Conference delegates were treated to performance poetry by Steven Oliver of Black Comedy fame on Saturday. His poems raise issues such as Aboriginal incarceration levels, reduced life-expectancy, substance abuse and suicide rates: