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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.

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 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


Adult Learning Australia