Noel Pearson to deliver public lecture on literacy in schools

12 May 2015

Indigenous lawyer, academic, land rights activist and founder of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership, Noel Pearson, will deliver a free public lecture at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus on Wednesday 20 May 2015.

Mr Pearson will deliver a lecture on the Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) program – a literacy program currently being rolled out in schools across northern Australia, including Western Australia’s Kimberley region. The lecture is co-hosted by Notre Dame, the Kimberley Development Commission and GGSA.

Mr Pearson has spent decades advancing reform on native title, economic development and social policy for his people in Cape York Peninsula. He is Chairman of Good to Great Schools Australia and Cape York Partnership. He intends to devote the next decade of his working life to education reform and is working closely with government and business to form partnerships to advance education opportunities for Australian children.

“The topic of Noel Pearson’s lecture is especially significant to us at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus given our ongoing commitment to reconciliation and improving the lives of the country’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through educational opportunities and the Nulungu Research Institute,” Sally Clark, Acting Head of the Broome Campus, said.

“We are delighted to welcome Noel to the Broome Campus and look forward to exploring some of the big questions surrounding education in the Kimberley region with him and other members of the community.”

Public Event Details

Date: Wednesday 20 May 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Graduation Square, The University of Notre Dame Australia
88 Guy Street, Broome
Light refreshments will be provided after the event. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

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Leigh Dawson: Tel (08) 9433 0569; Mob 0405 441 093;