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Time to return to broadcasting Australian adult literacy TV

In the article below, CCA's CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, outlines a proposal for ABC TV to recommence broadcasts of the adult literacy TV series The Reading Writing Roadshow and the English language teaching series, English - have a go. These broadcasts will assist Australia's estimated 4 million adults who have literacy difficulties, as many of them have limited or no Continue Reading

Harmony Day celebrated at Macquarie Community College where “Everybody Belongs”

CCA member Macquarie Community College has celebrated Harmony Day. College CEO Theresa Collignon reports below (read her full report here): ***** With the worries and concerns of the past weeks in our communities about the COVID-19 virus this year for Harmony Day, Macquarie Community College is taking the chance to deepen our personal bonds and intercultural understanding across our very Continue Reading

Australia’s vulnerable and disadvantaged population just got a whole lot bigger – its time to support community education providers

CCA's CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, has just published an article on LinkedIn, which is reproduced below: More than two million Australians may soon be out of work. Unemployment will soar to at least 15%, compared to the recent rate of 5.1%: “scenes reminiscent of the Great Depression.” Lengthy queues at Centrelink offices yesterday in Sydney and Melbourne. The Australian Government Continue Reading

Not-for-profit organisations to receive Government’s cash flow stimulus

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has joined the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and other national peak not-for-profit organisations to welcome the extension of the Government's small business cash flow support to not-for-profit, community services and charities in the second stimulus package announced today. A larger rescue package is needed, with community services on the frontline of responding to the COVID-19 Continue Reading

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