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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Free online event: A national conversation on adult literacy approaches – what works?

Presenter: Various
When: 8 September 2021 @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Duration: 90 mins
Cost: FREE

Celebrating Adult Learners Week and UNESCO International Literacy Day

Adult Learning Australia’s national conversation will bring together leading education organisations to explore their submissions into the Australian federal government’s inquiry into adult literacy and its importance.


  • Judith McKay (MC) – Executive Board Member – Adult Learning Australia


  • Analiese Robertson– Director – ACE Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Panel: Adult literacy approaches – what works?


  • Ros Bauer – Board Member – Adult Learning Australia
  • Jo Medlin – President – Australian Council of Adult Literacy


  • Dr Cath Ferguson – Senior Research Fellow Edith Cowan University, WA – Read Write Now
  • Barbara Napanangka Martin Deputy Chair, Warlpiri Education and Training Trust and Louise Stanley – Senior CDO – Central Land Council, NT
  • Michelle Circelli – Senior Researcher – National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Anita Planchon – Director Strategy and Engagement – Libraries Tasmania
  • Catherine Scarth – CEO – Adult Multicultural Education Services Australia
  • Dr Ron Wilson  President of the Australasian Corrections Education Association
  • Jason Coutts – Assistant Secretary Foundation Skills Branch – Dept of Education, Skills and Employment

Learning Changes Lives Foundation

  • Kathleen Priestly – Vice President – Adult Learning Australia


Check out our line up here.



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