Bridging the gap in languages and culture will save lives and provide a significant step towards reconciliation

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Introduction The Australian Academy of Humanities recognises the First Nations People as the original occupants of our land, and strongly supports the Reconciliation Week theme for 2021: ‘More than a word . Reconciliation takes action.’ The Academy also recognises that reconciliation is a journey for all Australians, and at the beginning of this Reconciliation Week we pledge our commitment to …

Fighting COVID-19: It’s time to break down the language barriers

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Australian Academy of the Humanities in conversation with linguistics expert and Academy Fellow Professor Ingrid Piller. Introduction COVID-19 represents Australia’s single biggest health crisis of the past 100 years. It has provided a myriad of complex, previously untested challenges for governments, businesses and communities to manage and negotiate.  One of the most difficult challenges has been in communicating important, potentially life-saving …