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Minyahgu to all of you in our network who are trying to continue with such important work while facing the necessary restrictions around contact and travel.

We would like to invite you to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you feel that we can be of any help at all, but in particular we can offer support in the following ways:

Phone support if you need help setting up a remote working situation.
Discussing with any funding bodies the need to alter your project timelines or change what the expected reporting outcomes will be.
Help with your reporting if you have staff shortages due to the virus.
Support from our staff to help you set up skype or zoom meetings including training in how to use these programs.
Access to upgraded versions of these programs to support longer meetings and more participants.
Support to upgrade your data plans.
Advice on equipment to use to continue your work away from an office base.
Tips on working from home/isolation – how to keep yourself motivated, software/equipment that may be helpful.

We have permission to share some great videos that were recorded during a national video hookup to talk about meeting the challenges posed by the virus for continuing language classes. Our thanks to all of the presenters for letting us share them with you. You can view them here on our website.

Once again please let us know if we can support you in any way.

Nyahnyabu jimbelung.

Faith Baisden for the First Languages Australia staff and committee.

Contact us

Phone  +61 2 4940 9144  or  1300 975 246
Visit  2 Milton St, Hamilton, NSW, 2303
Post PO Box 74, Hamilton, NSW 2303

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