Federation's 1995 Aboriginal Education Policy is based on the groundbreaking policies of the past. The formation of such a policy is vested in an equitable partnership between Aboriginal people represented through the NSW AECG and the union of Teachers Represented by the NSW Teachers Federation. The evolution of such policy ensures key developments in social justice and education can be encorporated into a new and dynamic partnership.
The NSW Teachers Federation will continue its long history and tradition of supporting the rights of Aboriginal students and their communities. Building on earlier decisions the Federation developed its first comprehensive policy on Aboriginal education in 1980. Six years later, Federation established the permanent identified position of Aboriginal Education Coordinator. Federation will continue to lead the way forward and demonstrate commitment to Aboriginal education for the next 25 years and beyond.