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- 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.
- Labor's plan to increase specialist teachers a good start, but we need full Gonski funding Media Release 14 May 2015
The AEU has welcomed Labor's plans to increase the number of specialist teachers in Australian schools, but warns that these measures are no substitute for full needs-based funding of schools.
- Pyne needs to commit to increasing funding for students with disability Media Release 13 May 2015
Students with disability must receive extra funding support from next year, not just a standardisation of the current inadequate funding system, the AEU said today.
- Budget abandons promise to students with disability, confirms real cuts to schools by ending Gonski funding Media Release 12 May 2015
Students with disability have been let down again by a Federal Budget which fails to deliver funding for a vitally-needed 'disability loading' for schools, the AEU said today.
Refugee Week 2015: 14 - 21 June
Refugee Week, coordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is Australia's peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Refugee Week includes World Refugee Day on 20 June.
"With courage let us all combine" is the theme for Refugee Week 2015.
Taken from the second verse of Australia's national anthem, the theme celebrates the courage of refugees and of people who speak out against persecution and injustice. It serves as a call for unity and for positive action, encouraging Australians to improve our nation's welcome for refugees and to acknowledge the skills and energy refugees bring to their new home.
For more information about refugee week – including resources for teachers, information about events, ambassadors, and registering your own Refugee Week activity, visit the website.
- Research finds teachers need extra resources to cope with rising workloads Media Release 11 May 2015
Rising workloads are the main reason teachers consider leaving the profession, new research from the AEU has found.
- Pyne's teacher training funding no substitute for Gonksi or workforce planning Media Release 7 May 2015
Christopher Pyne's announcement today of $17 million to improve teacher training will do little to address the damage its cuts to Gonski funding would do to schools, the AEU said today.
- Australian Educator Winter 2015
- Education Unions call on the Australian Government to protect public education in trade negotiations Joint AEU and NTEU Media Release 6 May 2015
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the Australian Education Union (AEU) are challenging the Australian Government to come clean on its position in the secret TISA negotiations, now at a crucial stage.
2015 AEU Rosemary Richards Scholarship -
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