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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.

15 Mar 2016 : Message stick: integral part of Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launch

In the lead up to unveiling 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.

10 Mar 2016 : Let’s help to end Indigenous disadvantage - Close the Gap Day 2016

IEUA-QNT Chapters are encouraged to hold a morning tea to acknowledge the day, consider the many complex issues involved and how we, as educators of this generation, can contribute to better outcomes.

3 Mar 2016 : Poor progress for early childhood education in Closing the Gap report

Targets for improved early learning attendance and performance among Indigenous children are not being met, according to a recent report from the federal government.

20 Jul 2015 : Members join push toward reconciliation

Members have joined the push toward reconciliation by attending a Reconciliation in Schools Workshop, jointly run by our union and Reconciliation Australia, at The Murri School in Acacia Ridge on 16 July 2015.

17 Jul 2015 : Member’s commitment to union honoured in NAIDOC award

Active member and Indigenous Support Officer at St James College Brisbane, Thersa Nunn, has been awarded the Dr Robert (Uncle Bob) Anderson Award for her hard work and ongoing support to union activities.

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