Indigenous program offers introduction to university life


· Monday, February 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment 


The University of Sydney was founded on the principle that it would offer “the opportunity for the child of every class to become great and useful in the destinies of his [sic] country” (William Charles Wentworth).

Preschools more affordable in 2017


· Saturday, December 10, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


Other families will also benefit from a $115 million NSW Government funding boost to early childhood education that will see fees drop by nearly 30 per cent, to…

Long service celebrated


· Friday, December 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


Over the last year Counterpoint Community Services Team (aka the Factory Community Centre) has being recognising and celebrating key staff members for their long and valuable service to the Waterloo and Redfern communities.  

New Indigenous scholarship to foster student success


· Sunday, October 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


Robyn Kemmis, late Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney and former Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), was a passionate advocate for women’s rights and equality of opportunity in education.

Play School – 50 years of stories to tell


· Friday, August 12, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


Ms Harrison is one of many professionals who have helped to shape the ongoing development of Play School to reflect new research on childhood learning and education. She…

Wingara-Mura design principles


· Tuesday, August 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and engagement is a core component of our future and an essential part of our collective history. Five years ago, we launched…

New scholarships for Indigenous leaders


· Saturday, May 7, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


In November last year, I announced the creation of two new scholarships specifically for Indigenous students, including generous financial support, mentoring and the opportunity to build genuine work experience as a stepping stone into architecture and project management.  

Local kids act to keep streets safe


· Tuesday, March 22, 2016 · 1 Comment 


Lola, one of the kids involved in the action says: “It’s really good as it helps kids cross safely and stops the cars from going over the kerb.”…

Connecting the community


· Monday, March 21, 2016 · Leave a Comment 



Learning to get along


· Tuesday, February 16, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


No matter what your opinion is on Australia’s immigration policies, even before the arrival of the British on this land in 1788, Australia had been a thoroughly multicultural country with hundreds of Aboriginal languages and cultures living side by side on this continent for centuries. This means that if we are to have a well-functioning, cohesive society with minimal conflict, there is a clear need to understand how to successfully and positively negotiate difference.