New television ads are helping to get the message to parents and children in remote communities on the importance of school attendance.
They’re part of a strategy announced by the Australian Government to get more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in remote areas back to school from the start of Term 1 this year.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, says getting children to school was the government’s number one priority in Indigenous Affairs. “Education is the fundamental building block to establishing strong, sustainable communities.”
The government has identified 40 communities in remote locations in the Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, which will be the focus of the government’s initial effort at the start of Term 1.