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Yolngu street names on Elcho Island in English orthography only?

Here is a nice piece from ABC news about a recent dispute over which orthography to be used on street signs on Elcho Island. The local Place Names Committee ruled that street signs must be in English orthography, but the … Continue reading

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Developer registers kunanyi domain name.

Recently Tasmania caught up with the rest of the country by finally implementing a dual place name policy, as I blogged about here. In an edit of that post I linked to a news article reporting that the Tasmanian Aboriginal … Continue reading

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Tasmania gets a dual place naming policy

In other good news for Aboriginal languages today, the Tasmanian government has announced a dual place naming policy. Well known landmarks such as Larapuna (Bay of Fires) and Kunanyi (Mt Wellington) will receive dual name signs and Aboriginal names will … Continue reading

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Creative Australia- New National Culture Policy

The Federal Minister for Arts Simon Crean today announced the Creative Australia Policy, said to be the first update to Australian cultural policy in twenty years. The policy focuses on the visual and performing arts and includes a budget of … Continue reading

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Puliima 2013

Puliima National Indigenous Language and Technology Forum is set to run in Melbourne this year 26th-30th of August. Registrations will be opening soon. To find out more visit the Puliima website here. -Annie

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Australian languages on radio national

I haven’t made a blog post for a while sorry but will write about the Our Land Our Languages report as soon as I can. In the meantime check out these discussion that have aired on Radio National over the … Continue reading

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Our Land Our Lanugages report released- exciting times for Aboriginal languages.

As many of you may be aware by now the Our Land, Our Languages report was released earlier this week. The report is the result of the Nation Inquiry into Indigenous Language Learning which collected submissions from all over the … Continue reading

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