Menindee elder 'disturbed' by lack of progress in lifting Indigenous literacy and numeracy outcomes

There is disappointment about the slowing progress being made on Indigenous literacy levels in the far west of New South Wales.

Ngiyampaa elder Beryl Carmichael has worked for more than 50 years in Aboriginal education around the Menindee and Broken Hill regions.

Dr Carmichael said she was disturbed by the latest Closing the Gap report, citing no improvement in Indigenous reading and numeracy since 2008.

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