Last Thursday, musician and performer Isaiah Firebrace presented a petition signed by over 293,330 people to Parliament calling to implement Indigenous history classes into primary and secondary education.
Firebrace the 2016 X Factor winner and Australia’s Eurovision representative is a proud Yorta Yorta and Gunditjmara man and in the petition calls on the Australian government to:
“To make Aboriginal History compulsory as a part of the school curriculum. The time is now to change our education system in order to teach all Australian kids about the culture of our world’s oldest civilization. Not teaching our kids Australia’s true history is no longer acceptable – our kids deserve to be taught the real history of this country.”
He presented the petition to Labor’s Tanya Plibersek MP, Linda Burney MP and Graham Perrett MP.
Lately he said in Instagram:
“I’m such an advocate for positive change in life in general and it’s crazy things have reached this far!! I didn’t even imagine. Starting this conversation is all I set out to do and here we are! I’m so thankful for all the support.”