ACARA news, June 2020

10 years on: ACARA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group


05 June 2020

This year, ACARA is honouring and celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the establishment of ACARA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group. Over those 10 years, the advisory group has provided invaluable guidance and support to ACARA and the ACARA Board.

The group was convened to provide ACARA’s executive with high-level advice and expertise regarding the needs of all young Australians and, specifically, the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in relation to ACARA’s national curriculum, assessment and reporting programs.

Now, a decade on, and five of the original members of the group continue to be a part of the advisory group. Doctor Kaye Price, Professor Mark Rose, Professor Peter Buckskin, Will Davis and Myra Singh were original members of the group and continue to represent the high-level views of their communities on matters discussed. ACARA thanks them and the other current group members – Isabelle Adams, Geraldine Atkinson, Gail Barrow, Cindy Berwick, Jesse King, Chris Matthews and Theresa Sainty – for their ongoing support.

The advisory group members have been integral to important advances ACARA has made and continues to make, particularly in the areas of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority, our Reconciliation Action Plan and more recently, the Science elaborations.


Our websites – we want your feedback


03 June 2020

ACARA is embarking on an organisation-wide project to redesign our website portfolio, which has a combined audience of over five million visitors a year. The aim of this project is to make sure you can easily access information on ACARA’s work and improve your website experience.

To make sure our new websites are designed around you, we need to gather your insights on the usability and opportunities for improvement of our websites, and would appreciate if you took the time to complete some surveys on our various websites:

Your time and feedback through these surveys is greatly appreciated.