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The Hon Julia Gillard MP

Minister for Education. Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Minister for Social Inclusion. Deputy Prime Minister 13 June, 2008

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Adult language literacy and numeracy skills discussion paper released today

A new discussion paper is calling for comment on the future direction of the Language, Literacy and

Numeracy Program.

Minister for Education, Julia Gillard released the discussion paper today, and invited all interested parties to

comment on the make up of the services in the next contract period of service delivery.

The Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP) helps Australians who have low levels of language,

literacy and numeracy skills.

Increasing people’s proficiency in these areas provides greater opportunity to fully participate in the workforce

and the community.

The Rudd Government is committed to having a world class education and training system.

The LLNP is an important part in helping those people who, for whatever reason, don’t have adequate skills to

take up work or training opportunities.

This program also has a role in the Government’s social inclusion agenda, helping disadvantaged Australians

address barriers to employment and participation in the community.

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The discussion paper is available, after 4.00pm, at www.llnp.deewr.gov.au

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