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Indigenous scholarships at stand-out success

Indigenous students win scholarship

PROFESSOR Cindy Shannon takes pride in the success the organisation she leads is having in “closing the gap” in education opportunities for indigenous young people. Prof Cindy Shannon, who chairs the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF), spoke of the organisation’s success at the 2015 Brisbane QATSIF graduation ceremony at the University of Queensland on October 22. “The ... Read More »

Catholic sector shows teaching is a ‘deadly career’

QUEENSLAND’S Catholic schools sector is encouraging more Indigenous Australians to pursue a teaching career through a new video campaign. The Queensland Catholic Education Commission and the QCEC Indigenous Education Subcommittee have launched a video campaign titled “Teaching is a Deadly Career” and highlights the attractions of the profession to upper secondary school students. The video has been developed as part of the More Aboriginal and ... Read More »

Celebration meets reconciliation

Indigenous graduates

ESTEEMED members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community joined Brisbane Catholic Education in celebrating the impending graduation of indigenous school students of Brisbane archdiocese at a special liturgy at St Stephen’s Cathedral on October 16. There are a total of 154 students graduating from 19 Catholic schools across the archdiocese in 2015, with more than 100 attending the ... Read More »

Food for Life program ‘Closing the Gap’

By Isaac Murphy NATIONAL Close the Gap Day on March 19 gives the public the chance to celebrate the history of Australia’s Indigenous peoples’, but also serve as a reminder of the inequalities Indigenous Australian’s still face. Caritas Australia’s Manage Your Income, Manage your Life program is an initiative dedicated to closing this gap. Caritas partners with Centacare Wilcannia-Forbes to ... Read More »

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