Paul Paton

Paul PatonPaul is an Aboriginal man from the Gunnai and Monaro tribes of southeastern Australia and is the Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL). Paul has extensive experience in developing and producing new resources through community language programs, language revival training and working with government departments in the area of language policy and curriculum.

Paul believes that language is central to our identity, who we are and our connection to country. Paul says that one of our next main priorities, as Aboriginal People & Communities, is to increase our teachers of our languages and culture to pass onto the next generations.

Paul is also a director of the First Languages Australia National Advocacy Group.