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Alice Prize winning work speaks of country, art history

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Naomi Hobson from Cape York in far north Queensland – “one of a new generation of contemporary Indigenous artists” – has been awarded the 2016 Alice Prize. KIERAN FINNANE reports on the judge's choice of winning and commended works.

Government will listen to communities' wishes on schools, says Lambley

'Particular social and cultural needs' will be supported

 

How will the Country Liberal Government create change in the bush? After the unsparing picture painted by Minister for Indigenous Advancement Alison Anderson, Deputy Chief Minister Robyn Lambley got to her feet in the Legislative Assembly, focussing her remarks on her Education and Children's Services portfolio. There is not much detail yet but she did indicate that there won't be 'a one size fits all' approach. Government will listen, she said, an oft-repeated theme of the first sittings, before making this commitment: "If the community believes a unique and peculiar model of education needs to be established within their communities to meet their particular social and cultural needs, we will support that in any way we can. Of course, they will be required to go through a rigorous requirement regime. It is never easy to set up a school, but we will support and assist them to set up the types of school they think their children and their families need." KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

 

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