Whilst IEBA welcomes the recommendations in relation to education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students what we don’t need is for the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training report, Education of students in remote and complex environments, released last week, to sit on the shelf alongside the myriad of other reports.
“Education is the key to overcome systemic disadvantage, particularly for Indigenous students from remote and regional Australia. We know what the problems are. What we need urgently is action” claims the Chairperson of Indigenous Education & Boarding Australia, Anthony Bennett.
IEBA calls on the Commonwealth and all state and territory Parliaments to urgently address the educational inequality of Indigenous students.