Parents support ‘truth telling’ in Australian Curriculum Review
The Australian Parents Council has firmly backed the focus on ‘truth telling’ and accurate accounts of historical
events of the colonisation of Australia in a submission to the current Australian Curriculum Review.
‘APC endorses the findings of ACARA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Advisory Group for the Cross
Curriculum Priorities and fully supports the idea of truth telling in this area. We must support the teaching and
learning of honest and accurate accounts of historical events pertaining to the colonisation of Australia,’ the
submission to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) says.
“The changes proposed by the review are simply a move towards open and honest discussion of our history, and this
is what education should be about,” explains Jenni Rickard, APC President.
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