The QTU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Committee
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GANDU JARJUM STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
2010 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and representation
To ensure indigenous representation and participation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander QTU members and applicants to QTU membership are invited to complete and return this form
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.
The QTU has established an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educators Network for members who would like to receive information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and current issues. Sign up here to be on the mailing list
Committee members (2017-2020)
- Amanda Power
- Beresford Domic
- Diavina Kelly
- Leeanne Konstantinou
- Letitia Choppy
- Letitia Murgha
- Lyndal Thompson
- Margi Malezer
- Mayrah Dreise
- Penny Taylor
- Peter Lubke
- Rachel Bos
- Sam Bann
- James Matysek
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The Queensland Teachers’ Union wishes to express its shock at the killing of 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and stands in solidarity with the many brave teachers who risked their own lives to protect the students in their care.
These horrific events reveal the deep commitment and bravery of members of our profession under the most extreme of circumstances, and we are proud to stand with them at this terrible time.QTU, 16 Feb 2018
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