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FATSIL Committee
FATSIL committee members have attended a number of meetings recently. In October, delegates were invited to Parliament House to meet with the Standing Committee Inquiring into the needs of urban dwelling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Discussion centred on the need for Government to give greater recognition to languages when developing policies that will affect the welfare of indigenous communities.

This was followed by a meeting with Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Bob McMullen, who asked to be kept up to date with the developments in the area of national funding, and to be allowed the opportunity to meet with FATSIL in the future.

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Mr Peter Buckskin
RIGHT: The FATSIL committee met with Mr Peter Buckskin from DETYA and talked over a range of strategies being undertaken by the Education Department to support indigenous education Australia wide.

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Diane Hosking and Marisa Harris
LEFT: Diane Hosking and Marisa Harris from AIATSIS, met with FATSIL to discuss the compilation of tapes of specific languages, which will be made available to indigenous communities and individuals. The announcement of the move to improve accessibility to stored material has been welcomed from many areas.