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Pyne ignores First Nations concerns and backs boarding school proposal

christopher pyneFederal Education Minister Chris Pyne has backed the Northern Territory Government's plan to relocate students from schools in remote Indigenous communities to boarding schools in larger towns and cities despite the concerns raised by prominent First Nations leaders.

He said he would also provide financial support to Northern Territory Education Minister Peter Chandler's efforts to introduce...

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:14

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Smoking ceremony marks new line of communication at USQ

smokingceremony jw_0214_044The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) today formalised its commitment to indigenous reconciliation with the establishment of the USQ Elders and Valued Persons Advisory Board (EVPAB).

The group's inaugural meeting at USQ Fraser Coast was ceremoniously welcomed to the campus with a traditional Butchulla smoking ritual, attended by Vice Chancellor and President Professor...

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 23 March 2014 15:19

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