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Sydney conference

Time to mark the calendar now for the FATSIL AGM and Indigenous Languages Forum, this year with a theme of: Our Languages - Our Rights. The dates for the meeting are the 30th September, to 2nd October 2002.Topics covered in this year's forum will include Indigenous Languages Policy Development for States and Territory;Translating and Interpreter Services; Community Project Developments; Languages and Broadcasting.

Accommodation:

The venue is the Mercure Hotel 818 George St. Sydney. FATSIL has reserved a number of rooms that will be available at a discounted rate for people who book early.

Registration fees for the Conference:

FATSIL members: 3 days. $180. Single day $60. Discount of $30 on 3 day registration if paid before August 23rd.

Non members: 3 days. $210. Single day $70. Discount of $30 on 3 day registration if paid before August 23rd. Please complete the form on page 7 and send to the office with your registration fee.

Name change

The cover of the newsletter is the first to carry the organisation's new name. It's been officially changed from FATSIL -Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Languages - to Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages (Corporation).
 
 
Welcome

Welcome to the new delegate for Victoria, Vicki Couzens, from Warnambool, who is taking the place of long serving delegate Sandra Smith. The committee would like to thank Sandra for all the work she contributed to FATSIL, including six years as Treasurer.

Don't keep it a secret

We're updating our databases and need to know when you have a change of contact details. Either for membership or newsletter, please use the form on page 10 to make changes.

Write it in Sanskrit

Correspondent R Dhillon from London has provided us with news on the most recent alphabet to emerge from Sanskrit, and has suggested that it may be quite suitable for use with Australian Indigenous languages. Anyone who is interested in getting in touch with Mr Dhillon can contact our office for more details.