To our Local and Regional AECG’s,
Please be advised that the Consultations relating to the Independent Review PwC Indigenous Consulting have been postponed until December 2023.
We note the feedback received regarding October and November are busy times due to AGM’s and we will be sending the network the new consultation schedule once PwC Indigenous Consulting confirms their availability.
I thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Interim President, NSW AECG Inc.
APPLY NOW for The University of Sydney’s 2024 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program!
In partnership with AFL SportsReady, The University of Sydney is seeking suitable candidates across a number of different faculty/department areas to undertake full-time, entry level traineeship positions commencing in January and concluding in December 2024. Successful candidates will concurrently complete a vocational qualification in an area of study related to their traineeship position while gaining valuable on-the-job experience at the University.
They’re recruiting now for the following 4 positions:
The Youth Development Scholarships helps young people to finish their education and reach their full potential.Spread the wordIf you work with a young person living in social housing or out-of-home care who could benefit from a scholarship, please let them know that the program is available. Young people who previously received a scholarship may be eligible to re-apply for a scholarship in 2024 if they are still at school or engaged in post-school education and are still a social housing client. Important changes to the 2024 programThe application period will revert back to 18 weeks including over the school holidays. Three online application programs will run simultaneously:Students can use their scholarship for educational, support related or living expenses in the 2024 academic year. This can include text books, tutoring, laptops, iPads or transport costs – among other things.
- New High School
- Returning High School
- Returning Tertiary
There will be different application closing dates for high school and tertiary students.What are the application dates?Applications for all high school students will open at 9.00am on Monday, 16 October 2023 and close at 5.00pm on Friday, 16 February 2024. Applications for returning tertiary students will open at 9.00am on Monday, 16 October 2023 and close at 5.00pm on Friday, 8 March 2024.
9 October 2023
Appointment of Interim President of the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc.
It is with great pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr Raymond Ingrey as the Interim President of the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. until the 2024 Annual General Meeting.
The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc.’s Association Management Committee met on the 6 October 2023 and unanimously agreed to appoint Mr Ingrey to the role of Interim President.
The Association Management Committee thanks outgoing Interim President and Life Member Mr Ridgeway for his service and welcomes his continued support and advocacy as a Member of the Association Management Committee.
The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group thanks you for your ongoing commitment to Aboriginal Education in NSW and we look forward to working with you in strengthening and maximising better educational outcomes for all students.
Betashares have completed the development of their RAP and have received conditional endorsement from Reconciliation Australia. They are now looking for a Gadigal artist or Aboriginal artist with strong connections to Gadigal Country, to create a unique artwork for their RAP, that reflects their reconciliation journey, values, and identity. Please download the PDF below for the full brief and more info
Recognising First Nations Peoples – Australia’s date with history
Reconciliation Australia welcomes the announcement today that the Voice to Parliament referendum will be held on Saturday 14 October.
The question the Australian people will decide in the referendum is a simple proposition, a matter from the heart.
The question reads “A Proposed Law: to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Do you approve this proposed alteration?”
The Voice is not Anthony Albanese’s idea. The Voice did not come from any politician. It is the result of many years of deep thinking and consultation within widely diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from across this continent.
It is, as many have described it, a modest proposal from First Nations people to improve their circumstances by providing input into policy and other deliberations in Parliament and by the Australian Government.
The need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have a say in their own lives has been at the heart of reconciliation for decades.
A recent report from the Productivity Commission found that the gap in social and economic indicators between First Nations and other Australians is not closing, with only four of the 19 targets on track to be met.
The Commission identified Governments appearing to have not “grasped the nature and scale of change required to accelerate improvements in life outcomes” as a key reason for the lack of success.
A Voice to Parliament would alter this equation and allow for the opinions of ordinary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to be properly heard, resulting in better policies and better outcomes.
Listening to those on the ground, in the cities, the towns and remote communities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia as Governments formulate laws and policies that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia is a matter of common sense.
We can no longer have business as usual because the business is not working.
With a Voice the conversation between First Nations peoples and the rest of the country continues.
Reconciliation Australia urges all Australians of goodwill to inform themselves, to find out the facts and not be swayed by the misinformation and lies being spread in the lead up to 14 October.
We urge supporters of the Voice to get active, speak to your neighbours, your family, friends and work colleagues. Call out misinformation and racism when you see it.
We call on all community leaders, including politicians, to approach the debate in a respectful and truthful way, and above all else avoid stoking the sort of vitriolic racism that has defined much of the debate thus far.
The reemergence, in this debate, of racist stereotypes about First Nations peoples is causing damage to Australia’s fabric.
Over the next few weeks of the campaign, we urge unity before division, respect before abuse and truth above misinformation.
This is a chance to uplift Australia, a chance for Australians to feel proud that we are a nation ready for reconciliation and justice for the First Peoples of this land.
Vote Yes for Australia’s future.
What is the Re-imagining Evaluation Framework?
The Re-imagining Evaluation Framework highlights the importance of centring Aboriginal students, their families, and their communities at the heart of evaluation methodology and processes. It is only by incorporation of culturally relevant principles and authentic consultation that we can truly understand what is and is not valued, and what is and is not working, for Aboriginal students, their families, and their communities in public education across all settings. From early childhood to the tertiary and VET sectors, everyone has a role to play.
The Re-imagining Evaluation Framework and Factsheet are now available, please click on the links below:
For more info please head to: https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/aec/re-imagining-evaluation-framework