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Plotting Indigenous languages

Of the hundreds of languages spoken in Australia before European colonisation, fewer than 50 are spoken fluently today. The 50 Words project aims to address barriers to Indigenous language acquisition by embedding knowledge of common words in local languages in Australian school curricula.

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Research at Melbourne

"The University of Melbourne carries out research to enrich our understanding of the world. To grow the store of human knowledge. And to address major social, economic, health and environmental challenges. We instil this spirit of discovery in future generations of researchers. And we ensure that all our graduates have essential research skills."

Professor James McCluskey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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Advancing Melbourne

The University of Melbourne’s enduring purpose is to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research.

Advancing Melbourne will enable the University to contribute to advancing the state and national interest and make vital contributions to Australia’s standing on the world stage. We seek to be a leading force in advancing Australia as an ambitious, forward-thinking country while increasing its reputation and influence globally.

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True recognition or just history repeating ?

Following the resignation of ABC presenter Stan Grant, researchers Renee Owen, Dr Renee Filoe and Dr Lahiru Russell write that we cannot have those who keep the world's oldest living culture alive being exposed to the hatred we are currently seeing.

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