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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.

Catherine Deveny
Privilege and access to learning

Catherine Deveny

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

We’re not in the same boat!

Prof Shirley Walters – PIMA President

Adult learning in 2020

Prof Stephen Billett – Griffith Uni

Stephen Black
Empowerment to compliance

Dr Stephen Black, UTS

Igniting a spirit of discovery

Gerard Mansour, Commissioner

Associate professor Tony Brown
We should hope for more

Associate Professor Tony Brown

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
A lifelong learning policy

Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash

Ged Kearney
From the cradle to the grave

Ged Kearney MP

Building a just society

Senator Mehreen Faruqi

Tania Plibersek
Education transforms lives

Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

Barry Golding
Beyond shallow neoliberalism

Professor (Adjunct) Barry Golding AM


Adult Learning Australia