Writing to politicians

ACAL has recently sent letters to Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan Minister for Vocational Education and Skills (in conjunction with AWPN), Senator McKenzie, Back Bench Education Committee (summarising priorities discussed in Canberra meeting).

We have also sent a letter and a position paper to the major political parties.

State associations may care to prepare a similar letter.

See a version of the letter here.

Resilience Stories Project extended until April 30

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported their learners and colleagues to share stories of resilience through learning. A number of stories have come in so far, and we'll be publishing them via the UK project site, as well as posting extracts on the facebook page. The big news is that we'll be extending this project to April 30 next year. So this could give you the chance get involved and open the year with an exploration of personal narrative.


RaPAL is a UK based organisation that focuses on the role of literacies in adult life. RaPAL does this by

  • promoting effective and innovative practices in adult literacies teaching, learning and research

  • supporting adult literacies practitioners and researchers

  • engaging in debates that touch on English language and literacy, numeracy and digital skills across homes, communities and workplaces.

ACAL is actively seeking opportunities to share with RaPAL for the benefit of members of both organisations.

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