Gandu Jarjum

The QTU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Committee

Indigenous and non-Indigenous QTU members from across Queensland


 

Gandu Jarjum:

  •  is a forum providing an Indigenous voice in the QTU;
  • coordinates QTU representation and advocacy on Department of Education committees and working groups on Indigenous education;
  • develops submissions on Indigenous issues to the Department of Education, State and Commonwealth Governments, and other bodies;
  • oversees the development of QTU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy; 
  • promotes Indigenous teacher networks;
  • provides opportunities to Indigenous QTU members for professional and industrial relations development;
  • sends Indigenous QTU members to participate in state, national and international conferences on Indigenous issues;
  • maintains links with other organisations (e.g. Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation, the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council, Brisbane Council of Elders);
  • has Indigenous representatives on the national AEU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and AEU TAFE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Committees;
  • sponsors cross-cultural and anti-racism seminars for teachers;
  • participates in activities such as NAIDOC week and National Sorry Day.

Strategic Objectives of Gandu Jarjum

 


 

For more information about QTU membership or the activities of Gandu Jarjum, the QTU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Committee, contact your QTU organiser or John McCollow , Secretary to the Committee, PO Box 1750, Milton, BC QLD 4064,
phone 07 3512 9000.


To ensure indigenous representation and participation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander QTU members are  invited to complete and return this form