Each year from 27 May to 3 June, National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.
Library and Information Week 2014 aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services through different programs and events to the community.
The Australian Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, has spoken on the Government's agenda for languages education, during his opening address at the Adelaide Language Festival. See transcript of his speech, 16 May 2014.
Victorian Minister for Education Martin Dixon has launched new resources to give parents and teachers the skills and tools to support the discussion of career options.
Victoria's Education Minister, Martin Dixon, has launched the Victorian Government’s strategy to engage and develop gifted and talented children and young people. Aiming High details 18 actions and initiatives over the next five years designed to improve gifted and talented education.
The Victorian Government has released its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy 2014–2015. The updated strategy will focus on high-impact priorities such as a public cloud framework, mobility technologies and greater community access to government datasets.
A number of authors are urging parents to encourage their boys to read, amid concerns that books are marketed disproportionately to girls, and that reading is increasingly perceived as a feminine activity. See article in the Herald Sun 18 May 2014.
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