Providing an important link to the country’s heritage, indigenous Australian languages will become a subject for the first time for year 12 students in New South Wales taking their final exams. The new policy will begin in 2016.

NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, announced the subject’s introduction on Monday. Speaking at a school in the state’s west, Piccoli said the course will help “maintain this critical part of Aboriginal cultures.”

“The new course enables students to continue their studies into Years 11 and 12 and I look forward to other schools joining them,” he said. Read more…

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