Welcome to the website of the Australian Education Union, the organisation that represents Australian public school and TAFE teachers and education support staff industrially and professionally. The AEU respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land and pays respect to their Elders past and present. We walk with the Traditional Custodians on the journey to a high quality, public education for all.
- Remaining states must quit the sideshow and get on with Gonski Media Release - 14 June
In welcoming the news this morning of South Australia joining New South Wales and the ACT in signing up to Gonski, the Australian Education Union has warned there can be no further delays by the remaining states.
200 Principals pick up the phone to PM to say we need Gonski Media Release - 12 June
Around 200 government school principals from around the country joined a teleconference with Prime Minister Gillard this afternoon to discuss the Gonski schools funding reforms.
World Day against Child Labour
June 12 is World Day against Child Labour. It is an occasion to highlight the global extent of child labour and raise awareness on the situation of millions of children, girls and boys, working across the globe. It is also a good time to reiterate that every child has the right to a free quality public education.
- AEU tells Parliamentary Inquiry: TAFE is a sector in crisis Media Release - 7 June
As the Australian Education Union appears in Brisbane before the parliamentary Inquiry into TAFE today, it has warned sustained cuts threaten to bring the sector to its knees without a guarantee from all governments to provide an adequate level of funding.
- Coalition fuels uncertainty on Gonski Media Release - 5 June
The AEU today welcomed the passage of the Australian Education Bill through the House of Representatives, but said the Coalition's political game playing on the issue was adding to the uncertainty in school communities.
- Newman is failing Queensland's kids (Gonski) Media Release - 5 June
As Gonski negotiations between the remaining states and the Commonwealth enter their final stages, the Australian Education Union is stepping up its Gonski campaign with parents and teachers throughout Queensland.
|We acknowledge and pay our respects at the passing of an educator, leader and role model for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Mr Yunupingu was our first Aboriginal principal based in his community of Yirrkala, he was a music legend and recipient of Australian of the Year 1992. Mr Yunupingu continued his commitment to reconciliation and education throughout his life, including recent contributions to the Recognise campaign toward constitutional recognition and the Gonski campaign toward better funding for schools.
- National TAFE Day asks: where would we be without TAFE? Media Release - 3 June
With events planned around the country to mark National TAFE Day, the Australian Education Union has said today is a great opportunity to pay tribute to the outstanding role of TAFE institutes in this country.
- Newman Puts Politics Ahead of Most Vulnerable on Gonski Media Release - 3 June
The Australian Education Union has condemned reports of the Newman state government stalling on Gonski negotiations with the federal government.
- ACT joins NSW and signs on to Gonski - now for the rest Media Release - 30 May
The Australian Education Union has today welcomed the news that the ACT has signed onto Gonski, delivering an additional $191 million to ACT schools over the next six years.
- National Sorry Day 26 May and National Reconciliation Week 27 May - 3 June
National Sorry Day and Reconciliation week is a time for schools to acknowledge the wrongs of the past experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, especially the Stolen Generations and to take steps toward building a stronger relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
The AEU is supporting the Recognise campaign and the Journey to Recognise to build community support for constitutional change to include Indigenous people in the Australian constitution.
For more information about the Journey to Recognition, visit www.recognise.org.au.
For more information on National Reconciliation Week, visit www.reconciliation.org.au.
- Gonski Rallies a Call to Action by Premiers and Chief Ministers Media Release - 25 May
As community rallies are held around the nation today to support the Gonski schools funding reforms, the Australian Education Union has said political leaders face a stark choice about the future of education.
- Federal Coalition Needs to Act on Gonski, Not Talk Media Release - 22 May
The Australian Education Union said today the Coalition's statements of support for Gonski were worthless without a commitment to action.
- The Australian TAFE Teacher Autumn 2013
- Public School Students Suffer Most if No Action on Gonski Media Release - 19 May
New figures released today by the Prime Minister reveal the multi-billion dollar funding cuts that schools face without action on Gonski.
- Community Action in Coolangatta for Gonski Today Media Release - 19 May
Today in Coolangatta, teachers, parents and children will gather for a community event to highlight the difference a river can make.
- Whether or not a school gets Gonski funds should not depend on which side of the Murray you live Media Release - 17 May
Teachers, parents and children will be taking part in a community rally on the border of Victoria and New South Wales tomorrow to highlight the difference a river can make.
- Australian Educator Winter 2013
- Arthur Hamilton Award : A life-changing program for young women at a Sydney remand centre has won the AEU's Arthur Hamilton Award for 2013.
- Abbott reveals himself as a wrecker – rips $9.8 billion out of schools budget Media Release - 16 May
The Australian Education Union has condemned the Opposition Leader's outright rejection of the landmark Gonski reforms in his Budget Reply speech in parliament.