Adult literacy and its importance

Following a referral from the Minister for Education and Youth, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, the Committee is conducting an inquiry into adult literacy and its importance.

The Committee called for submissions in February 2021 and has received rich and varied evidence from a range of stakeholders.

The Committee subsequently sought further submissions on any or all of the terms of reference, with particular focus on the following areas:

  • the relationship between early childhood education and development, and adult literacy;
  • the relationship between youth literacy training and adult literacy;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literacy; and
  • rural and regional literacy challenges.

Submissions may still be accepted for this inquiry. Please contact the secretariat by email if you would like to make a submission.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4573
Fax: +61 2 6277 4773