Yes voters asked to speak with friends and family
31 May 2023
“This referendum is going to be won with cups of tea,” Yes23 Northern NSW organiser Charline Emzin-Boyd told Federation’s annual…
Explainer makes a statement
28 May 2023
Yarning In Progress: Education Quarterly, Issue 6 2023 The Uluru Statement from the Heart Explainer Video (2019) produced by filmmaker…
National Reconciliation Week 27 May-3 June
27 May 2023
Over many decades Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their allies have campaigned long and hard to address racism…
National Sorry Day, 26 May
26 May 2023
Grief, suffering and injustice were the result of the ill-informed government policy that forcibly removed more than 100,000 Aboriginal and…
Referendum 2023: All you need to know
22 May 2023
The referendum will propose to voters a simple change to the Australian Constitution, to provide an Aboriginal and Torres Strait…
Closing the next gap
17 May 2023
Policymakers may have started understanding issues for LGBTIQA+ students in the school setting, but for gender and sexuality diverse Aboriginal…
Nation’s teacher unions back Yes for Voice vote
21 April 2023
Federation has affirmed its commitment to the Yes campaign for the First Nations Voice referendum through a decision of the…
Web page advocates for important change to the Constitution
11 April 2023
Federation has created a Yes23 web page, in support of the Yes campaign for the 2023 referendum. The referendum is…
Voice to Parliament: fact and fiction
6 March 2023
Yarning In Progress: Education Quarterly, Issue 5 2023 It is time our nation formally recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…
Teaching Aboriginal languages
17 August 2022
Aboriginal languages can be taught in schools under the policy direction of the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and its Partnership Agreement 2020â€“2030 with the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG)
Member awarded for Indigenous excellence
5 June 2021
“The power of education is immeasurable; it is what we do with this power that changes lives. This is why I do what I do,” said Federation member Kayla White, who has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education with the 2020 Arthur Hamilton Award.
Looking back, we still have a long way to go
29 May 2021
While some progress has been made on relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal peoples, injustices continue.
Land traditions cool for school
28 March 2021
The devastating bushfires that swept through NSW at the end of 2019 and into 2020 have taught us the importance of respecting the land and of learning from the traditional owners about being responsible for, and caring for, country.
‘Union mob’ speaks up for First Nations voice
24 March 2021
As the deadline looms for submissions to the Government’s proposed framework for a First Nations voice, Federation joined Indigenous unionists from around the country in Canberra for one of the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegations to Parliament House.
Wiyi Yani U Thangani—(Women’s Voices)—Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future Report 2020
28 January 2021
A landmark report on Australia’s First Nations women and girls has been released by June Oscar AO, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.
From the Heart Week of Action
27 January 2021
We are at a critical time in our history and YOU can make a difference. Join us in a Week of Action for the next step in the journey of recognition for Australian First Nations peoples in a voice on constitutional change.
Picture book wins coveted national award
5 December 2020
Federation member Jasmine Seymour can now add award-winning illustrator to her list of achievements, after being crowned Best New Illustrator by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
NAIDOC Week 2020
9 November 2020
This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is “Always Was, Always Will Be” and will be marked from 8 to 15 November after being postponed from its customary July slot in the interests of safety during COVID 19.
Improved public school provision for Aboriginal students needed to break cycle of disadvantage
28 October 2020
Doubling the number of permanent teachers and halving face-to-face teaching time in difficult to staff schools and communities will help close achievement student gaps and improve the prospects of attracting teachers to work, the Gallop Inquiry has been told.
Steadfast support for closing the gap
1 September 2020
In Australia, one person is born every one minute and 44 seconds — and based on current trends, two-thirds of those will attend public schools.
Your say: Learn from our First Peoples
26 August 2020
Section: Member’s Voice
This is an appeal to good Australians; people with good hearts and open minds who want a better future for our children and grandchildren.