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- AEU welcomes Labor Conference's Gonski commitment Media Release 25 July 2015
The Labor Party's commitment to needs-based Gonski schools funding, made at its Federal Conference today, is welcome, but needs to be backed with funding for the full six years of the Gonski agreements, the AEU said today.
- Leaders must embrace Gonski and not abandon TAFE Media Release 23 July 2015
Australia's political leaders must reach agreement on fully implementing Gonski if they are to lift Australian school performance and must keep TAFEs at the centre of vocational education, the AEU said today.
- Leaders Retreat needs to deliver on full six-years of Gonski agreements Media Release 22 July 2015
Tony Abbott and State Premiers must use today's leaders retreat to focus on delivering Gonski funding and stop the planned $30 billion cut in federal funding for education, the Australian Education Union said today.
| Anti-Poverty Week is a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight
or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in Australia or overseas. It was established in Australia as an expansion
of the UN's annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17.
In 2015, Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 11th to 17th October.
- Iran: Free Esmail Abdi now
Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Iranian Teachers' Trade Association, was arrested on 27 June. His arrest comes after nationwide rallies were held earlier this year to protest wages that leave the majority of teachers below the poverty line. For more information visit the Education International website. Go to the LabourStart page to send your protest.
| NAIDOC Week 5-13 July
NAIDOC is a time to celebrate our rich and diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. It's a time to acknowledge our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, scholars, sportspeople, writers, dancers, elders, young people & communities. For information on events and activities go to www.naidoc.org.au.
- New analysis shows funding gaps between public and private schools and need for Abbott Government to fund full six years of Gonski Media Release 6 July 2015
A new analysis of schools funding up until 2013 shows the clear need for the full six years of needs- based Gonski funding to close gaps in resources between schools, the AEU said today.
- 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.
- The Australian TAFE Teacher Winter 2015
- 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.
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