Australian Aboriginal News & Current Affairs
The most up-to-date and relevant news stories regarding Aboriginal culture

Do you want to be the owner of this superb concert class Didj? Just answer our Questionnaire

Win a Concert Class Didj!

Visit The Didjshop - the largest and most extensive virtual didjeridu shop
Have a read of the comments left by vistors to the didjshop

Now to the story...

Govt to remove funding from Indigenous education programs

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on 13 Feb 2003

The Labor member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon says the Federal Government's
move to withdraw funding from several Indigenous education programs could
result in job losses across most schools in Northern Territory

Mr Snowdon says funding for the Indigenous Education Direct Assistance
programs is expected to be reduced by up to two-thirds.

He says the decision demonstrates the Federal Government is not committed
to Indigenous education.

He says the move to cull the programs comes less than three months after a
report to Parliament on Indigenous Education and Training highlighted the
wide gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous education standards in the
Northern Territory.



Return to The Didjshop's Aboriginal News Web Log

Links to other websites about Aboriginal Australia

Visit The Didjshop

Check out the world's coolest shop for didgeridoos

Click HERE to receive occasional email Newsletters from The Didjshop


The Didgeridoo Specialist - founder of