Concerns surround future of Aboriginal Education Unit

Concerns were raised at IEU’s June Council meeting about the future of Jarara Aboriginal Education Unit at Mount Druitt, part of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP).

IEU Secretary John Quessy’s report to Council said that there were serious concerns about CEDP’s lack of commitment to Aboriginal education in the Diocese.

It’s been reported to the IEU that resources have been removed from the unit and access to the unit by the community has been reduced.

IEU Council moved a motion that “expresses its dismay with CEDP’s apparent declining commitment to the provision of services and support to Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander students through the Jarara Aboriginal Education Unit”.

“The Council sends a message of support to the IEU members at Jarara and affirms the Union’s commitment to supporting the protection of the industrial and professional interests of the members.”