First Languages Australia works to ensure that the wishes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members are voiced in key decision-making processes that impact on the current and future management of their languages. This will in turn shape the survival of Australia’s traditional languages into the future.
The organisation facilitates discussions between communities and the government and key non-government partners whose work affects, or could affect, Australia’s Indigenous languages. By supporting communication within the language network, First Languages Australia works to help colleagues share their experience, resources and expertise and to encourage sustainable partnerships that support the broad spectrum of Indigenous language endeavours.
The website includes links to projects support language development, maintenance and documentation as well as building awareness about the diverse languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.