New Beginnings: Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia

On a warm spring evening, on an open terrace, Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia came into being through the cleansing smoke of local Aboriginal performers from Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Group.  In opening the 2019 National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Chairperson, Anthony Bennett, spoke about the decision Boarding […]

Reinvigorating Action to Close the Educational Gap for Good

While educators focus on complying with expectations and regulations, have they overlooked the students? The 2019 Closing the Gap Report revealed small improvements towards its 2018 targets, but nothing like it hoped. Margaret Gurney says it’s time to do #whatever_it_takes. ‘Somewhere along the education journey, we have become distracted from our moral purpose,’ says Department of […]

Whatever it takes!

I was on a phone conference as a member of the Queensland Education Transition Initiative Governance Group (TIGG) and I kept hearing the term ‘whatever it takes’, a term originating from the leadership in Far North Queensland. I was already impressed with the vigour the Department of Education was taking to address Indigenous boarding but […]