Australian Reading Hour

Australian Reading Hour is held on September 20 and is a great chance to help promote reading and literacy. Literacy for Life Foundation supports the message of Australian Reading Hour, an initiative that encourages Australians across the country to pick up a book and read for one hour, on your own, or to children. You

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Administrative Assistant

Literacy for Life Foundation is seeking a highly motivated Admin Assistant to support our national staff and remote Campaign teams from our offices in Sydney. Duties include: ● Administrative support to the Executive Director, Operations Manager and Partnerships Manager and remote Campaign teams ● Organise team travel and accommodation ● Support HR functions ● Work

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Indigenous Literacy Day

Join thousands around the country and show your support for people learning to read and write this Indigenous Literacy Day, 5th September 2018. Did you know 63% of Aboriginal adults we have surveyed indicate they have only very basic levels of literacy, and would struggle to write or read a sentence? Literacy for Life Foundation

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Campaign Project Officer South West Sydney

● Be part of grassroots approach to combat Indigenous inequalities ● Hands-on position implementing an innovative, high impact, literacy campaign –full training in model provided ● 12 month assignment – once in a lifetime opportunity ● Attractive remuneration package for the right candidate with a base salary of $80,000 plus superannuation Literacy for Life Foundation

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Beetson tells ABC: More must be done

Executive Director of Literacy for Life Foundation, Jack Beetson, has called for more to be done to lift Indigenous literacy, in an interview with the ABC. “Everyday people with low literacy become further marginalised by everyday tasks,” he said. “They go into any government department and the first thing they get is, ‘Go online and

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ABC PM Features Aboriginal Literacy Program

Jack Beetson joined Linda Mottram on ABC’s PM to discuss the Foundation’s Aboriginal literacy program and why low literacy is still an issue in 2018. The interview coincided with the launch of the Foundation’s new public awareness campaign, aiming to draw attention to the issue of low literacy in Aboriginal communities. The campaign was covered by

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Jack Beetson on ABC Speaking Out

Our Executive Director Jack Beetson recently sat down to have a chat with Larissa Behrendt on ABC radio’s Speaking out. The two discussed Literacy for Life’s work lifting rates of Aboriginal literacy and progress towards closing the gap, as well as Jack’s early life and professional career. You can listen to the interview and find out more

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