The department is working with service providers to ensure young children have access to good care and education services. This means that when children go to school they will have a better chance of success.
Early childhood development
Indigenous Literacy Day – 6 September 2017
Education Indigenous Advisory Council
Wednesday, 06 September 2017
Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. Indigenous Literacy Day aims to raise awareness of the need to support literacy in remote and isolated Indigenous communities of Australia.
Australian Government announces $138 million Indigenous education package
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, the Australian Government has announced a $138 million Indigenous education package. The package includes investments in scholarships, in positive engagement in school and in academic success.
Understanding family perspectives of school attendance in remote communities: evaluation of the Remote School Attendance Strategy
3rd May 2018
The broad goals of this report are to gain a better understanding of parents’ and carers’ behavioural motivation in relation to education, and to what extent attitudes and beliefs impact on school attendance in remote Indigenous Communities.
Study Away Review
22nd December 2017
The Study Away Review examines the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students who study away from home – in the 2015 calendar year there were more than 5,700 such students. The level of investment in Indigenous education is at record levels.
Stronger Communities for Children Evaluation Report
21st December 2017
This evaluation examines the progress of the Stronger Communities for Children (SCfC) program and tests the underlying assumptions about design and delivery of SCfC by comparing expectations set out in program theories with evidence and observations about progress to date.
Understanding the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls
1st December 2017
Recognising the critical needs of women and girls, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs has commissioned the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Ms June Oscar AO and her team of staff at the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission), to work with Government
Case Study Research for the Remote School Attendance Strategy
19th October 2016
This report presents the findings of six case studies about how and why the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) is working in those sites. It identifies factors that have contributed to successful operation in varying circumstances.
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