As part of its advocacy efforts VACL has, and continues to play a key role in the development of government policies, national inquiries and public surveys.

The links below provide current information, reports and resources which show progress in the area of Indigenous Languages in Australia and support VACL’s advocacy initiatives and objectives.

On 6 February 2014 Minister for Arts, Senator George Brandis, announced that new language projects will be allocated 2.6 million dollars in funding.

In 2013, the Australian Government developed a new National Cultural Policy, announcing that it will allocate nearly $14 million in funding to support community driven Australian language resources over the next four years.


In 2013 the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority developed a Framework for Indigenous and Torres Straight Islander Languages within the Australian Curriculum – Languages.

On March 11 2014, AIATSIS released the NILS 2 Report