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FATSIL is the national body for community based Indigenous language programs in Australia. It was established in 1991 in response to the Australian Language and Literacy Policy, to promote the maintenance, retrieval and revival of Indigenous languages, through the support
of community based language programs.

It acts in an advisory role on issues relating to Indigenous languages to government and relevant non-government agencies, and provides a communication network to support information sharing between all target groups involved with Indigenous languages in Australia.

FATSIL aims to have Indigenous languages recognised as core elements in the development of all policy and legislation relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.

The FATSIL national Languages Forum, ‘Our Language, Our Journey’, is scheduled for February 2008, in Canberra. Visit the website to find out more information.