"Australia has the fourth most socially-segregated schools systems in the OECD, disproportionately impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners? - NIYEC
In July 2021 Books 'n' Boots contributed to the Australian Curriculum Review and provided feedback to ensure true and fair perspectives and accounts of First Nations history, experiences, culture, strengths and resilience, are included in the education system as part of the #LearnOurTruth Campaign led by the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition in collaboration with In my Blood it Runs.
For more information on the campaign, please visit https://www.niyec.com
'Raise the Age' Campaign
Books n Boots strongly support the 'Raise the Age' campaign. Children as young as 10 years old should not be locked up in prison.
'To my State Premier or Chief Minister and State/Territory Attorney-General, right now in our state children between 10 and 13 years olds are locked up in prison.
Medical experts say that children’s brains are still developing, especially the parts that regulate judgement, decision-making and impulse control. This means that kids cannot foresee the consequences of any action and cannot fully understand the criminal nature of their behaviour.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has called on countries to raise the age to at least 14 years old. China, Russia, Germany, Spain, Sierra Leone, Azerbaijan, Cambodia and Rwanda have taken this step and we must do the same for Australian kids. I call on you to immediately and urgently raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years old.'
Petition courtesy of www.raisetheage.org.au
Books n Boots would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, work, and learn. We would like to pay respect to elders past, present, and emerging and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded.
It always was and always will be Aboriginal land
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