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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia


Our commentaries are short, thought provoking opinion pieces that tackle contemporary issues in adult learning, lifelong learning and community education.
Our authors offer diverse points of view from differing social, economic, political and cultural perspectives.

Slipping and sliding between social, cultural, and linguistic spaces through Aboriginal English

Dr. Robyn Ober, Batchelor Institute

Practice engagement makes perfect

Dr Stephen Reder – Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University

Adult learning and human rights

Dr Nigel Wilson – Board member of ALA and the Learning Changes Lives Foundation.

When no one is left behind

Ged Kearney MP – Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care

Adult education and prisons

Dr Ron Wilson is a current Board member of Adult Learning Australia and past President of the Australasian Corrections Education Association.

Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education

Shirley Walters – Professor Emerita, University of the Western Cape, South Africa and PIMA President.

Is readability really important?

Dr Cath Ferguson, School of Education, Edith Cowan University

Jobs and skills needed for the future

Adam Boyton, National Skills Commissioner

Acknowledging the ACE sector

Hon. Gayle Tierney MP, Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education, Victoria

Catherine Deveny
Privilege and access

Catherine Deveny, Author and comedian

The ‘gift’ of the pandemic

Assoc Prof Robbie Guevara

God’s own country

Colin McGregor – ACE Aotearoa

Professor Peter Lavendar
What has the pandemic taught me

Professor Peter Lavender

Adult learning benefits

Assoc. Prof Annette Foley, Federation University

We’re not in the same boat!

Prof Shirley Walters – PIMA President

Adult Learning Australia

Adult Learning Australia