- Teachers should not face jail for reporting risks to children in detention Media Release 1 July 2015
Teachers and other professionals working in detention centres must be free to report suspicions of abuse of children without the threat of jail, the AEU said today.
- New research finds Abbott's post-Gonski plans will entrench inequity, abandon public schools Media Release 29 June 2015
The Abbott Government's plans to abandon needs-based Gonski schools funding will entrench inequity and disadvantage public schools, new research published by the Australian Council for Educational Research has found.
- TAFE Needs Guaranteed Funding Media Release 25 June 2015
The Australian Education Union today welcomed the announcement that a Federal Labor Government would guarantee a proportion of vocational education funding to TAFE.
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- Urgent action needed to ensure TAFEs can continue to change lives Media Release 24 June 2015
Governments must act to preserve the unique role of TAFEs at the heart of Australia's vocational training system, the AEU said today.
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- Abbott plan to end free public education must be rejected Media Release 22 June 2015
The Australian Education Union today called on state and territory governments to reject the Abbott Government's reported proposals to stop funding public schools or force many parents to pay to send their children to them.
- Federal Government's Disability Standards in Education must be backed with resources Media Release 17 June 2015
The AEU's submission to the Federal Government's Review of the Disability Standards in Education calls for more resources for schools and better training for teachers to ensure that students with disability can receive a quality education.
- AEU congratulates former president Di Foggo AM
Congratulations to Di Foggo, former Federal President of the AEU (1988-1993), who was recently appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of her significant service to tertiary education administration and development, to the advancement of women, and to industrial relations.
- Abbott Government must act on funding as new report shows huge numbers of students with disability missing out Media Release 8 June 2015
New evidence has emerged confirming huge underfunding of students with disability in schools, the AEU said today.
| World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June 2015|
NO to child labour – YES to quality education!
The World Day Against Child Labour 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. For Education International and its affiliated teacher unions, World Day against Child Labour is also a good time to reiterate that every child has the right to a free quality public education.
Worldwide, education unions will take a lead or partner in public activities in their country to eradicate child labour and promote education opportunities for all children. Visit the website for more information and links to campaign material.
- Pyne's Independent Public Schools farce finally reaches its conclusion Media Release 3 June 2015
Education Minister Christopher Pyne now has a chance to move on from his failed Independent Public Schools policy and do something which will actually benefit public schools, after WA became the final State to sign up to IPS, the AEU said today.
- Pyne takes the teachers out of Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Media Release 1 June 2015
Education Minister Christopher Pyne is intent on turning the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) into an unrepresentative body by stacking the board and removing any role for teachers' organisations, the AEU said today.
- Education Ministers Council affirms importance of needs-based funding, but ignores disability Media Release 29 May 2015
Today's Education Ministers Council in Brisbane has confirmed the importance of needs-based funding, and it is now up to the Abbott Government to deliver the final two years of the Gonski agreements, the AEU said today.
- Public Education Day sees no certainty for schools on Gonski or disability funding Media Release 28 May 2015
Tomorrow's Education Ministers meeting in Brisbane must be used by the States and Territories to put pressure on the Abbott Government to commit to delivering the full six years of Gonski funding and to properly supporting disability in schools from 2016, the AEU said today.
- Senate Inquiry into disability education must deal with resource shortages in schools Media Release 18 May 2015
The Australian Education Union has welcomed the call from the Opposition for a Senate Inquiry into the education of students with disability, as a way of highlighting the effect of chronic resource shortages in the area.
|International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) - May 17|
The Australian Safe Schools Coalition is calling on all schools to mark the day with a range of activities and events aimed at supporting LGBTI youth and combating bullying. More information and resources for schools, including an action pack, are available on the Australian Safe Schools Coalition website.
- CDA survey shows urgent need for better support for students with disability Media Release 15 May 2015
A new survey of parents by Children with Disability Australia shows the need to increase resources to schools to allow them to properly educate students with disability, the AEU said today.
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