A delegation from the Eastern States Aboriginal Languages Group met recently with Minister Peter Garrett- Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth.
At a meeting in his Sydney electorate office, Kevin Lowe, Paul Paton and Faith Baisden took the opportunity to raise a number of issues that are impacting on the strength of languages as well as educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
ESALG is urging the Government to review its current policies relating to English language education particularly in remote areas of Australia. The meeting also discussed the progress of ACARA Indigenous Languages Curriculum to date. An invitation was offered for further consultation with the Minister which will be followed up by ESALG in the coming months.