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Welcome to the Languages Team Blog. Here you will find updates on the progress of the consultations and how they are progressing the development of the new legislation.

Sydney Morning Herald NAIDOC Editorial: First language of Sydney key to celebration of Indigenous culture

11-Jul-2017

NAIDOC: First language of Sydney key to celebration of Indigenous culture Bujarri Gamurruwa … That's g'day (or perhaps something more formal) in the Gadigal language of the Eora nation. We greet our readers this way to mark N..

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ABS Statistics on Aboriginal Languages

06-Jul-2017

Yesterday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released this media release below, it includes data from last year's Census. ABS celebrates NAIDOC Week and the diversity of Indigenous languages (http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mediarel..

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Tamworth Consultation: Golden Like The Guitar!

23-May-2017

Tamworth was the only stop on a shorter week that also included Sorry Day. The lovely Westside Gems sang to us in Gamilaroi to start the day off. An interesting and dynamic consultation with some new and old themes discussed. The ABC d..

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No Sleep Til Dareton

19-May-2017

Dareton was the final stop in a big week that included in Wagga and Griffith. The community agreed with a lot of what was covered in previous workshops. For more information on themes raised at the meeting, please find the communique from the day..

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Griffith: Next Stop on the Consultation Tour

17-May-2017

After Wagga Wagga, Griffith was our next stop. After enjoying a lovely Italian dinner the night before, the Languages Team were out at the Griffith LALC to discuss the draft Bill, Strategic Plan and Centre for Aboriginal Languages of NSW. Thanks ..

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The Team Zips Down to Wagga Wagga

16-May-2017

The Wagga Wagga Aboriginal Languages Bill workshop took place on Tuesday 16 May. The team rugged up, as Wagga was the coldest place the team had been so far. The consultation was held at the Tolland Community Centre, which was a great venue, ..

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Languages Consultations Arrive in Dubbo

11-May-2017

The Aboriginal Languages Bill community consultations arrived in Dubbo on Thursday 11 May. A frosty morning (the first sign that winter was here) gave way to a lovely day out at the Yarradamarra Centre. Many of the themes of the day we..

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The Team Heads to Broken HIll

10-May-2017

Today the Languages team ended up in Broken Hill, to talk to the locals about the proposed Aboriginal Language Legislation. For more information on themes raised at the meeting, please find the communique from the day here (http://www.a..

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Wilcannia Community Workshop

09-May-2017

The Aboriginal Languages Bill community consultations came to Wilcannia on 5 May 2017. For more information on themes raised at the meeting, please find the communique from the day here (https://aboriginalaffairsnsw.worldsecuresystems.com/pdfs/l..

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Moruya: Next Stop on the Consultations

05-May-2017

Today the Languages team landed all the way down in Moruya after a whirlwind visit to North-West NSW. Once again, the discussions covered a lot of the same themes as the previous consultations. For more information on the themes, please read the ..

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Language Consultations Land in Bourke

03-May-2017

The Languages consultations came to Bourke on 3 May 2017. The discussions covered a lot of the same themes as the Lightning Ridge consultation. For more information on the themes, please read the communique from the day here (https://aboriginalaf..

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Languages Consultations Kick Off in Lightning Ridge

02-May-2017

The Consultations kicked off in Lightning Ridge on Tuesday 2 May 2017. The workshop commenced with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Brenda McBride. Cultural performances were given by Lightning Ridge Central School, Lightning Ridge Pre-school and a ..

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