Illiteracy costs the nation up to $44 billion per year, Code Read report finds

Sarah Lansdown
September 11 2023 - 5:30am

Illiteracy could cost the Australian economy up to $44 billion per year as almost half of all adults struggle to read, a new report suggests.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: