Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


Indigenous Literacy Day

3:42 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

The government is committed to closing the gap and ensuring all Indigenous Australians have access to a high-quality education. As part of our record schools funding, we're providing an estimated loading of $4.3 billion for Indigenous students. Through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy we're investing more than $250 million in over 1,000 Indigenous education projects. We acknowledge that states and territories are not doing enough to support Indigenous children to attend school, which is why we're delivering our Remote School Attendance Strategy. We will continue to support Indigenous education, including literacy, as a priority, while noting that school education is actually provided by state and territory governments.

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