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From the Editor | Remote, Areas, Package, Project, Development, Indigenous, Tender, Next | FATSILC, Fed. Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Languages and Culture
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Faith Baisden
Faith Baisden
Big story for the next edition will be on the announcement of a new tender by the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

This is for the development of multimedia Language resources for remote Indigenous communities, with up to $400,000 allocated to the project. This was made possible through the Telecommunications Action Plan for Remote Indigenous Communities (TAPRIC).

The tender aims to address the fact that if more people in remote areas are to use the internet, there must be an increase in material available online that is relevant to their needs.

The project will mean the development of an interactive software package, specifically targeted at the recording, preservation and learning of languages. Initially to be trialled in five key areas, the package will ultimately be suitable for widespread distribution.

More on that next issue. In the meantime don't forget to start looking at ways to come to the AGM in Melbourne.They just get bigger every year!

Faith Baisden