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HTAA response to Minister For Education Christopher Pyne’s announcement of a review of the Australian Curriculum On 10 January this year Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, announced a review of the Australian Curriculum as part of the Coalition’s Students First policy. The review will be undertaken by Professor Ken […]

HTAA 21 January 2014


A history of misinformation: Pyne spreads curriculum myths Dr Louise Zarmati, Deakin University This article was first published by Dr Louise Zarmati on The Conversation website in response to comments made by Shadow Minister for Education Christopher Pyne on the ABC’s Q&A program on 23 July 2012. It has been […]

HTAA 23 July 2012



HTAA Feedback on Senior Ancient History and Modern History General Developing a national response to ACARA’s senior national curriculum draft is not easy. There are a number of reasons for this: In all states and territories the senior courses are the focus of a great deal of passion and commitment. […]

HTAA July 2012


Australian History in Universities Letter to the The Australian 9 March 2012 – Unedited Text It is puzzling to see recent discussion about the health of Australian history in universities (“Why our history’s losing its lustre”, 7/3) happening in isolation from any real consideration of events at school level. As […]

HTAA March 2012




Senior Course Drafts The first consultation meeting on the revised Ancient and Modern History Senior Curriculums was held in Sydney on 2 August. Numerous HTAs sent delegates and there were also a number of HTA members who had been invited by their respective curriculum boards. Both HTAA and practicing teachers […]

HTAA August 2011


Australian Curriculum Endorsed On 8 December 2010 Australian Ministers of Education endorsed the Australian Curriculum courses for English, maths, science and history in the primary and junior secondary years. The resolution agreed to by state and territory Ministers has been posted on HTAA’s website. The curriculum documents for the four […]

HTAA January 2011 Update


8 December 2010: National Curriculum approved To read the Federal Minister of Education Peter Garrett’s full press release, please click here. To read the complete State and Territory Ministers’ Resolution, click here. To view the full History Curriculum document, please visit: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/History/Rationale

HTAA December 2010 Update



National Curriculum Update September 2010 According to a recent media report, signing off on the national history K-10 course, due to happen in October, has now been delayed until December (see ‘More time to work on new curriculum’ in the Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September 2010). ACARA Chairman Professor Barry McGaw […]

HTAA September 2010 Update