If you’re Aboriginal it is quite probable the system will hold you back

Aug 15

If you’re Aboriginal it is quite probable the system will hold you back

I first became involved in Aboriginal issues in the very early 1970’s. At that time I made enduring friendships that last to this very day. I began working with Charlie Perkins and speaking alongside Aboriginal activists such as Gary Foley, Paul Coe and Billy Craigie. The recently publicised Cabinet Report stating that the $3.5 billion spent by the Federal...

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Billions wasted leaves successful, yet unfunded, NT Indigenous literacy program weeks from closure

Aug 08

Billions wasted leaves successful, yet unfunded, NT Indigenous literacy program weeks from closure

The Strategic Review of Indigenous Expenditure revealed that $3.5-billion a year has been wasted on ineffective programs by successive governments. Sadly these wasted billions have left the most successful literacy program for Indigenous youth in the Northern Territory within weeks of closure. Rev. Bill Crews’ Exodus Foundation operates its literacy program in...

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Darwin kids literacy program in danger

Jul 28

Darwin kids literacy program in danger

On Thursday 11th August Rev. Bill Crews will visit Darwin to raise funds for The Exodus Foundation’s literacy program. It is the most successful program for teaching Indigenous kids to read, yet it receives no government funding. Unless funds can be raise from the public the program risks closing. Read more...

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Forcing kids to repeat a year is recipe for failure

Jul 15

Forcing kids to repeat a year is recipe for failure

Now this is something that I’m really passionate about – the issue of forcing kids to repeat a year if they are bad academic performers at school. I think it’s pointless, especially when we know that as little as 3 months intensive tuition can bring these kids up to speed. I’m raising this because some new research has backed up what I’m saying. The OECD has done...

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Kids at risk of lifetime of poverty

Jun 29

The Federal government refuses to fund the future of The Exodus Foundation’s groundbreaking childhood literacy program, not for lack of results, but simply because Canberra classify the organisation as a welfare rather than an education provider. Rev. Bill Crews Exodus Foundation operates its literacy program in NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory....

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