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New election process up and running | Survey, Election, Members, Report, Stage, Indigenous, Atsis, Tender | FATSILC, Fed. Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Languages and Culture
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THE election of members to the positions of delegates and shadow delegates on the FATSILC Governing Committee is now underway. Postal ballot forms have been sent to all financial members in states or territories where more than two nominations were received for the positions.

Where no more than two nominations were received for a region, no election will be required and the nominees will wait for ratification at the AGM.


The closing dates for ballot papers to reach FATSILC was the 9th January 2004 The results of the election will be announced at the AGM. For those members who are not yet financial, there is still time to send your membership form and $5 to FATSILC to ensure your right to vote on any issues raised at the AGM. If you would like more information or to receive a membership form, please contact Kate Battersby on Ph 08 8342 2081 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

National Indigenous Languages Survey

ATSIS has recently advertised a tender for the completion of a national Indigenous Languages survey, to be undertaken as a consultancy with three main components.

These are:

STAGE ONE: Conduct and report on an Australia wide survey on the status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. This task will identify languages and number of speakers, review existing research and provide recommendations where languages may be considered to be endangered;

STAGE TWO: Identify, document and report on language resource material available, including the location of material; and

STAGE THREE: Develop strategies to address the findings of the Australia wide needs survey, including considerations affecting program development and service delivery and confirm the findings in a report.

ATSIS has defined Endangered Languages as those having fewer than 20 speakers. FATSILC has collaborated with AIATSIS (Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) to submit a joint application for the tender, which will be announced by the end of January.