Changes to teaching First Nations history - SBS

Jan 01, 2015, 01:42 AM

Transcript from World News Australia Radio - SBS (January 2014)

There were concerns a review of the national curriculum could re-ignite the so-called history wars about Australia's past.

One particular area of contention is how Australian children should be taught about the early interaction - and often conflict - between Indigenous people and European settlers.

Christopher Pyne, the eurocentric Minister for Education said that he was concerned about a left-wing bias on the teachings of Indigenous Australians and the culture of the Europeans who arrived after them.

Thea Cowie reports