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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.

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

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

Bruce McKenzie
Recalibrating adult education

Bruce McKenzie, PSM

Dave Crosbie
Learning is everyone’s business

David Crosbie, CCA

CBT is a bad model of curriculum

Professor Leesa Wheelahan

Where to for lifelong learning?

Sally Thompson, RMIT

Digital-by-default government

Sue McKerracher, ALIA

Michael Taylor AIG
Transforming the workplace

Michael Taylor, AiGroup

A vision for lifelong learning

Emeritus Professor John Field

Adult Learning Australia

Adult Learning Australia