Talk it up: A national languages policy? Public lecture
You are warmly invited to attend a public lecture by Joseph Lo Bianco, Professor of Language and Literacy Education at The University of Melbourne entitled Talk it up: A national languages policy?
Professor Lo Bianco is the author of the ‘National Policy on Languages’, a policy adopted by the Australian government in 1987 to address Australian language needs.
New Zealand developed Aoteareo: Speaking for Ourselves in 1992, a discussion paper that considered issues of language status, use and equity. The ideas were not adopted by the government of the time. Today we are an ethnically and linguistically diverse nation – is it time to again consider the value of a national languages policy?