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- COAG must address funding uncertainty around 15 hours of pre-school Media Release 17 April 2015
Today's COAG meeting must address the future of pre-school funding in Australia and the Abbott Government's refusal to guarantee funding for 15 hours per week from 2016, the AEU said today.
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- Pyne needs to face the facts on his broken promise on disability schools funding Media Release 24 March 2015
Education Minister Christopher Pyne needs to face up to his Government's broken promise on disability funding, and take the lead in addressing the huge levels of unmet need in the education system, the AEU said today.
- Abbott must keep his promise to fund disability in schools Media Release 24 March 2015
New research by the AEU has found that eight-out-of-ten principals do not have the resources they need to educate growing numbers of students with disability, and that their learning is suffering as a result.
- The Australian TAFE Teacher Autumn 2015
On the 14th March, the largest cyclone to hit the South Pacific tore through Vanuatu. It caused widespread destruction displacing 70% of the population and destroying 90% of all buildings. Dangerous levels of global warming is at the heart of more severe storms in our region, leaving our Pacific friends increasingly vulnerable to coastal salt water flooding, destroying crops and food supplies.
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is raising funds to assist with the medium term recovery in Vanuatu. Funds raised will be spent on re-building of housing and household water supplies and helping households re-establish crops and small scale food production. Please donate online today.
- Privatisation of Vocational training will hurt students, research shows Media Release 19 March 2015
NSW must guarantee minimum funding levels for TAFEs and avoid the unchecked privatisation that has destroyed vocational education in Victoria, the AEU and NSW Teachers Federation said today.
- Where is Pyne's plan for the future of our school system? Media Release 11 March 2015
Today's Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER) report predicting booming demand for schools and shortages of specialist teachers has exposed Education Minister Christopher Pyne's lack of a plan to improve Australian schools, the AEU said today.
- Opening Address by Correna Haythorpe, AEU Federal President to the 2015 Annual Federal Conference 20 February 2015
- Teacher training review a missed opportunity to lift standards Media Release 13 February 2015
The Abbott Government's review into teacher training has failed to go far enough in lifting standards in the teaching profession, the AEU said today.
- Anniversary of the National Apology
The 13th February 2015 is the seventh anniversary of the Federal governments apology for the wrongs of the past and the laws and policies that inflicted pain and suffering on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The children that were removed and separated from their families grew up without an understanding of traditional culture and without a sense of connection to the land and country where they were born. This disconnection from their families, ancestors, communities and culture has had a lasting and negative effect on the wellbeing and identity of Stolen Generations members, and has had an intergenerational impact on their children and families.
The AEU will continue to fight alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for recognition, self-determination and equal opportunities and outcomes.
For more information and ideas to commemorate the anniversary of the apology go to http://www.nsdc.org.au/events-info/apology-anniversary.
- Child asylum seekers have a right to an education not detention Media Release 12 February 2015
The Abbott Government must ensure child asylum seekers are removed from detention centres and provided with an education, the AEU said today.
- Pyne's Independent Public Schools failure shows he has no vision for public schools Media Release 10 February 2015
Education Minister Christopher Pyne needs to admit the failure of his Independent Public Schools policy and shift his focus to equity and properly funding disadvantaged schools, the AEU said today.
- Australian Educator Autumn 2015
- Productivity Commission report more evidence of huge unmet need in disability education Media Release 6 February 2015
Latest figures from the Productivity Commission confirm that at least 100,000 students with disability are not getting support in schools, the Australian Education Union said today.
- Research finds privatised vocational training has lowered quality, given huge profits to private providers Media Release 6 February 2015
New research shows privatisation of vocational training and TAFEs has led to a drop in quality of courses and huge taxpayer-funded profits to private providers.
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