Member of Parliament speaks out on education for indigenous children

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An Aboriginal MP from Northern Territory was the first to deliver a public speech in his own first language of Yolngu in the Djambarrpuyngu dialect yesterday.

Yingiya Guyala slammed the state government for applying truancy fines on the families of aboriginal children that skip school without a  notified absence, explaining how a lack of bilingual education is driving away students from remote communities due to the great difficulties they face in the comprehension of language.

 

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