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14 September 2023
The Voice is a simple idea. The proposed amendment to Australia’s Constitution is short and sweet.
9 August 2023
There’s no better way to respond to objections than having the right information in front of you. Here are some of the objections you may hear and ways to tackle them.
9 August 2023
Opponents of an Indigenous Voice to parliament say the Voice is merely symbolic and another pointless layer of bureaucracy. They say that what is needed are “practical measures”.
19 June 2023
National NAIDOC Week will take place between 2 to 9 July, celebrating and recognising the history, culture and many achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
19 June 2023
Australia is home to the oldest continuous culture in the world and a country whose vibrant and multicultural diversity is ever increasing.
18 May 2023
The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2023 is "Be a Voice for Generations". The theme encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise. For the work of generations past...
3 April 2023
The Australian Education Union (AEU) has affirmed its commitment to the Yes campaign for the upcoming referendum on the First Nations Voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
3 April 2023
On Thursday 23 March, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the wording of what will be proposed in the referendum to change the constitution and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the First Peoples of Australia.
19 February 2023
The Australian people will soon be asked to vote in a referendum to constitutionally recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a First Nations Voice. Unfortunately, the political debate on this question has become mired in arguments over “detail” that are either ignorant or deceitful about the nature of the proposal and the work that has been done on it.
22 January 2023
In a recent radio interview with 4BC, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said students should learn about the atrocities suffered by Indigenous people in Australia. Historical events such as massacres should be part of the Australian history curriculum. Mr Albanese added it was something that should be done without feelings of shame from non-Indigenous teachers.
18 November 2022
The authors are cultural men who have undertaken learning on and through Country with Elders in NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory. This piece is the product of their own experience and understanding and is not intended to represent the views of all Indigenous people.
6 November 2022
The Reconciliation in Action (RIA) award recipient for 2021 is Clare Stack, from Broome Senior High School. Clare was named as the RIA recipient at November State Council Conference.
1 October 2022
1 October 2022
A major federal government review into how we train our teachers was released earlier this year.
1 August 2022
1 June 2022
NAIDOC Week runs from 3 to 10 July and will once again celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
1 May 2022
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is marked every year from 27 May – 3 June. It is an opportunity for Australians to learn and reflect upon our shared histories, culture and achievements and our part to play in achieving reconciliation in Australia.
1 February 2022
We (have passed) the nation’s annual ritual of celebrating the arrivals, while not formally recognising the ancient peoples who were dispossessed.
1 January 2022
The following is the transcript of a speech given by 2021 SSTUWA Reconciliation in Action (RIA) award winner Clare Stack (pictured right), of Broome Senior High School, at November State Council last year. The RIA award celebrates the work of SSTUWA members who are making positive contributions towards reconciliation.
1 August 2021
We, the undersigned experts in education, are teachers, education support professionals, principals, early childhood educators, lecturers, associate professors and professors. We are First Nations people who collectively embody a millennia of minutes, thousands of hours, and hundreds of decades of long, hard work in the Australian education industry.

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