Government invites community input to Inquiries PDF Print E-mail

THERE are currently two Commonwealth Government Inquiries relating to indigenous education in Australia, the Senate Inquiry on Indigenous Education and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Rural and Remote Education Inquiry.

THE Senate Inquiry on Indigenous Education is being conducted by the Senate Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education References Committee until 30 September 1999.

The Senate Committee is investigating the effectiveness of education and training programs for indigenous Australians, including an assessment of culturally appropriate teaching methods.

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Rural and Remote Education Inquiry will consider whether the education available to indigenous children complies with their human rights, including an assessment of bilingual education as part of its Inquiry into rural and remote education. This inquiry began in May 1999 and the closing date for community input is 30 September 1999.

The issues addressed by these Inquiries are integral to the development of policy in regards to indigenous languages.

People and organisations who would like to express their views to the Indigenous Education Inquiry should contact the Committee Secretary on

Tel: 02 6277 3520
Fax:02 6277 5706

To make a submission to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Rural and Remote Education Inquiry please contact the Secretary on 1300 369 530, fax 02 9284 9849 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it