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24 Aug 2020 : New campaign seeks to promote First Language Instruction

A new campaign launched by our Yubbah Action Group (YAG) seeks to ensure First Language Instruction in schools and early childhood education classrooms, as a means of actively promoting reconciliation.

30 Jun 2020 : First Nations voices lead landmark report on Closing the Gap

The Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community-Controlled Organisations (Coalition of Peaks) has released a ground-breaking report outlining First Nations peoples’ views on what a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap should look lik…

28 May 2020 : ‘In this together’ for National Reconciliation Week 2020

As IEU members mark National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2020 this week, we acknowledge that we are ‘In this together.’

2 Mar 2020 : 2020 is the time for Generation Equality

International Women’s Day (IWD) held each year on 8 March, is a day that has long been observed as an opportunity for asserting equality for women’s social, political and working rights.

18 Feb 2020 : Join our Yarning Circle in 2020

Our union’s Yarning Circle provides an important networking opportunity for First Nation members and in 2020 we are encouraging more members to get involved.

18 Jun 2019 : NAIDOC Week: Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held in July every year across Australia.

9 Apr 2019 : Renewal time for our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Our union’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is due for renewal, with members being encouraged to help develop our renewed commitment to reconciliation.

11 Mar 2018 : Ending Indigenous disadvantage: Close the Gap Day - 15 March 2018

Australia continues to have one of the world’s worse life expectancy gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens

19 Feb 2018 : Dates and events significant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Our union has prepared a special printable calendar of dates and event significant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for members.

1 Sep 2017 : First Nations workers unite over punitive unemployment program

Indigenous workers have united in the newly-formed First Nations Workers Alliance (FNWA) in response to the Federal Government’s punitive Community Development Program (CDP), which is negatively and disproportionately affecting Indigenous communities.

13 Jun 2017 : Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in schools

With NAIDOC Week approaching, teachers have the opportunity to reflect on what more can be done to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students – particularly in regard to the preservation of languages – in line with this year’s NAIDOC Week them…

13 Jun 2017 : Gaps in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence action plan identified

Department of Education and Training’s new report Advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and training – An action plan for education in Queensland welcomed but key gaps must be addressed.

24 May 2017 : Poor progress on Indigenous education highlighted by Closing the Gap report

The federal government’s annual Closing the Gap Report 2017 released in February has identified significant shortcomings when it comes to improving Indigenous education outcomes.

5 May 2017 : Time for the ‘next steps’ this National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) will be held from 27 May – 3 June 2017 with this year’s theme “Let’s Take the Next Steps” encouraging all Australians to be part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation journey.

5 May 2017 : NAIDOC Week 2017 framed around celebrating Indigenous languages

NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held from 2 – 9 July 2017 with this year’s theme, Our Languages Matter, reflecting an emphasis on celebrating how Indigenous languages shape cultural identity and transmit history, spirituality and rites though story and s…

17 Aug 2016 : RAP acknowledges responsibility of supporting reconciliation

IEUA-QNT’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, acknowledging our ethical and professional responsibility to positively influence future generations by supporting the process of reconciliation within …

16 Aug 2016 : Investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community education critical

Lack of post-primary education options in regional and remote communities was identified as a causal factor in recent events involving teachers and students at a state school in the Far North Queensland community of Aurukun; however, this is also a signif…

27 May 2016 : Message stick on the move as part of Reconciliation Week

After a tour across North Queensland, our Message Stick continues its important journey as we prepare to celebrate National Reconciliation Week on 30 May – 5 June.

8 Apr 2016 : Message Stick to start journey of reconciliation

In the lead up to the launch of our union’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) later this year, a traditional Indigenous form of communication will represent an important part of formally recognising Australia’s First Peoples.

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Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.