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Our Land Our Language Report

5Th October 2012

On Monday 17 September 2012, the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs tabled its Our Land Our Languages report on the inquiry into language learning in Indigenous communities entitled Our Land Our Languages.
'...early childhood Aboriginal language and cultural programs lead to increased self-esteem, improved academic performance, improved school attendance, reduced drop-out rates and better proficiency in reading skills in both the Indigenous language and English' (p.99).
The full report is available here.