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Description

This Declaration sets out all Australian Education Ministers' visions for education in Australia and their commitment to improving educational outcomes for young Australians.
Through education, the declaration is committed to ensuring that all students learn about the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to seeing all young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples thrive in their education and all facets of life.

Key Findings:

  • The development of partnerships and connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will greatly improve learning outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and benefit all young Australians.
  • Students should learn about Australia’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. This cross-curriculum priority provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the ability to see themselves, their identities and cultures reflected in the curriculum and allows all students to engage in reconciliation, respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.
  • Across Australia, the education community need to focus on imagining what is possible and promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership, knowledge and learnings.
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young peoples must be empowered to achieve their full learning potential, shape their own futures, and embrace their cultures, languages and identities as Australia’s First Nations peoples.
Publication Details
License type:
CC BY
Publication Year:
2019