Save Melbourne's only Aboriginal School

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 17:00 to 18:30

Join in a Solidarity Protest and hear speakers at Bourke Street Mall

The Department of Education has approved the construction of a new school directly on the land of Ballerrt Mooroop College in Glenroy. To make way for this new school the Aboriginal community is losing their gymnasium and their ceremonial grounds. Why must this new school be built on Aboriginal land-...-the only Aboriginal school in Melbourne?

Aboriginal people deserve the right to educate their children in their own culture, with full access to the best resources. There was no proper consultation with the school community when this decision was made.

The government is pitting the Glenroy Specialist School with Ballerrt Mooroop College.

The Broadmeadows Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (BLAECG) is demanding:

• Don't Demolish Our Gym
• Proper Funding for facilties for health and culture
• Allow increased enrolments of Koori Student
• Rights to consultation and proper planning for the school.
• Protest called by MAIC (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective) and BLAECG

Speakers:
Gary Foley: Long-term Aboriginal Rights Activist
Gary Murray: Spokesperson from BLAEGC
Dotty Bamblett: President of School Council
Sue Pennicuik: The Greens