The Australian Council for Adult Literacy was formed in October, , after a working group on adult literacy was established at the Adelaide conference for the . Adult language, literacy and numeracy The right to literacy is an inherent part of the right to an education. All adult Australians, regardless of their employment or social status, should be supported to fully develop their language, literacy and numeracy skills.
Adult literacy and numeracy Literacy and numeracy have a direct impact on people’s ability to find and keep jobs, progress in careers, manage their health, participate in society, and make full use of services and opportunities available to them. Our modern economy and society demand high levels of literacy . Organisations such as the Australian Council for Adult Literacy provide leadership in debate on adult literacy and numeracy policy and practices, while activities such as Adult Learner's week, held annually around Australia, aim to promote adult learning and highlight the range of learning options available.