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NSW First Languages Legislation

In this section, you will find information on the proposed NSW First Languages legislation. NSW will be the first State in Australia with legislation to acknowledge the importance of First Languages. It will continue this State’s leadership amongst States and Territories on supporting First Languages.

The proposed legislation was announced on 16 November 2016. Full details, including copies of the draft Aboriginal Languages Bill and Strategic Plan, are available under the information tab.

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Community Conversations returning in late July


Aboriginal Affairs will be returning to locations across the state in late July and early August 2017 to follow up conversations held in May through to July 2017 about the development of a NSW Aboriginal Languages Legislation. During this sec..

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Photos from the language consultation workshops