Approximately forty percent of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders adults have low literacy and numeracy skills according to a parliamentary inquiry released on Monday.

Low literacy affects participation in work, education, and society and is one of the key contributors in hindering efforts to close the gap.

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Produced By: Tahlia Kraefft

Featured In Story: Jack Beetson, Ngemba man and Executive Director Literacy for Life Foundation

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 23 March 2022