Topic archives: aboriginal education

Lies, death threats and identity theft: a tale of NT bureaucracy

Lies, death threats and identity theft: a tale of NT bureaucracy

January 7, 2015

A long history of confrontations and bad behaviour within the Northern Territory's Education Department culminated recently in a very strange public apology.

Rundle: anatomy of a beat-up on Aboriginal literacy

Rundle: anatomy of a beat-up on Aboriginal literacy

July 11, 2014 5

The Australian is tearing down a straw-man in its stories on Aboriginal education this week. Time for a Rundle reality check.

Closing the gap on work: a misframed debate that needs new thinking

Closing the gap on work: a misframed debate that needs new thinking

April 10, 2014

How do we get more Aboriginal adults into the workforce? Old thinking needs to be thrown out -- Tony Abbott needs a radical new agenda, writes indigenous academic Jon Altman from the Australian National University.

Relax, we are not going to war with Indonesia

January 24, 2014 4

Crikey readers talk the dangers of weed, micro solutions for Aboriginal poverty and why we don't need to worry about Indonesia.

Stolen Lives: crusader preventing suicide by promoting identity

February 17, 2012 8

Aaron Stuart is from the Ngarabunna tribe. He spends his days saving -- and sometimes failing to save -- the lives of suicidal people. Aboriginal identity is his best defence, writes Kate Horowitz.

Remote NT education crisis: lost in the Warlpiri triangle

Remote NT education crisis: lost in the Warlpiri triangle

January 18, 2011 4

Bob Gosford takes a closer look at the crisis at the heart of the administration of remote education in the Northern Territory, examining attendance levels in Lajamanu, Alice Springs, which is about as remote as you can get in the NT.

NT education policy is a giant croc

November 4, 2010

Both state and federal governments are launching all kinds of madcap schemes to lure kids back to school in the NT. Hopefully this will lead to the beginning of the end for its "magic realist" education policy, writes Piers Kelly.

Marion Scrymgour: it’s time I said something

February 24, 2009 4

There is too much ongoing misinformation from whitefellas like Bob Gosford who can just walk away from the plight that faces our people, writes Marion Scrymgour.

Open letter to Marion Scrymgour

February 5, 2009 2

I believe our bilingual program has been working well because all our children who go to school in Yuendumu speak our Warlpiri language very well and we have strong Warlpiri families, writes Cecily Napanangka Granites.

Graduation Day in Wadeye

November 26, 2008 1

Monday’s academic ceremony was a triumph for the Wadeye community and for Batchelor Institute, writes Graham Ring.

Classroom English will be the death of Aboriginal languages

November 20, 2008 15

Retention of Aboriginal languages should matter to all of us, says longtime NT teacher Wendy Baarda.

Mapuru school kids “starving” for maths and English

November 19, 2008 9

If you are a black parent don't expect your kids to get the same access to schooling as white kids. It just doesn't work that way in the Northern Territory, writes Linda Miller.

Malcolm Fraser and Lowitja O’Donoghue: Without respect, this will not stand

June 22, 2007

While we must all hope that any measures introduced will assist Aborigines achieve their rightful place within the Australian community, a place that recognises their own history and culture, we must at the same time ask how the Government has come to this point?