Submission to Civics Education, Engagement and Participation Inquiry

NSLA recently made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters’ Inquiry into civics education, engagement, and participation in Australia on behalf of the country’s national, state and territory libraries. In its submission, NSLA drew attention to the influence of libraries in enabling civic education and democratic engagement, and the role of libraries in guaranteeing equitable access to education and information.

NSLA highlighted especially the challenge of limiting the distribution of inaccurate or false information, and the role of libraries in promoting and developing a media literate society. NSLA referred to its membership of the Australian Media Literacy Alliance (AMLA), and to the NSLA Learning Network, which will host an online symposium for educators across the country with a focus on media literacy in November 2024.

Click here to read NSLA’s submission to the Inquiry.

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