Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

We must embed the full histories of this Country or rob all Australian students of understanding our home

By Marnee Shay and Rhonda Oliver

We come together as Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal collaborators with a strong desire to see the excellent policy reforms in Indigenous education in Australia come to life.

The ignorance of our shared history is shocking. Morrison’s denial shows us time for truth-telling is NOW

By Melitta Hogarth

Never has the cultural gap been so evident.  What I am talking about is the outright denial and whitewashing of the shared Australian history.  The leader of colonial Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison proclaimed on commercial radio station 2GB that Australia was founded on the basis that there be no slavery.  His failure to recall

Black Lives matter; We matter

By Kath Coff

So, I lie awake not being able to sleep, as the fire of my Ancestors burns inside me for change. I roll over trying to hide from it all, as I am tired, having just worked a full-time week, raising my gorgeous kids and teaching them from home, working and living for my Community, my

We need more Indigenous voices to help attract and keep Indigenous teachers

By Ren Perkins

I am a Murri man from South East Queensland. I have connections with the Quandamooka People from North Stradbroke Island and to the Aboriginal Community of Cherbourg, Queensland. I am proud of my Aboriginal heritage and would like to contribute to my people through education and research. I have worked in Indigenous education for over

Taken for a ride? How the education vehicle breaks down for First Nations people

By John Guenther

The ‘education is the key’ mantra is often used as a metaphor in remote First Nations communities to

Before we begin again, I want to tell you why last year was horrendous

By Melitta Hogarth

The education year is about to begin but I can’t let 2018 go. Not yet. I want to share with you how last year was for me, a Kamilaroi woman, a former schoolteacher and now a university lecturer and educational researcher. My urge to share is simply because I need to be persistent and I

Words matter: how the latest school funding report (Gonski 2.0) gets it so wrong

By Melitta Hogarth

Much has been said about David Gonski’s second review of school funding in Australia. It is a document