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2018

September

18 September 2018

‚ÄčA secret report showing that students with low ATAR scores are being recruited into Initial Teacher Education (ITE) is of grave concern and reveals the urgent need to implement minimum entry requirements for teaching degrees in Australia.

14 September 2018

Any public school funding agreements or curriculum reforms negotiated by the Morrison government which do not include input from the teaching profession will be absolutely worthless and doomed to failure.

12 September 2018

Australian teachers are teaching larger classes and working significantly more hours than their colleagues overseas, while public funding for education as a percentage of total government expenditure is falling, according to a new report.

6 September 2018

The Budget announcements by the South Australian Marshall government on education lack detail, prop up NAPLAN instead of investing in enhanced student learning outcomes, and claim credit for funding two new schools which have already been announced by the previous government.

6 September 2018

Nearly eleven thousand public-school supporters will send a strong message to Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reverse his billion-dollar cuts to public school funding.

3 September 2018

A national Week of Action to highlight the impacts of the Morrison government’s $1.9 billion in funding cuts to Australia’s public schools will hits the streets across the country.

August

28 August 2018

New Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan will have absolutely no positive impact in his portfolio if he persists with the Morrison government’s policy of cutting billions of dollars from federal public school funding.

27 August 2018

A report declaring that data from the 2018 NAPLAN is essentially useless means that new Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan must heed the calls for a comprehensive review of NAPLAN and My School.

23 August 2018

Nearly eleven thousand public-school supporters will send a strong message to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today to reverse his billion-dollar cuts to public school funding.

15 August 2018

Early Childhood Education (ECE) delegates from around the nation will descend on federal parliament today to ensure that politicians understand the importance of guaranteed ongoing funding for universal access to preschool for all four-year-old children.

10 August 2018

Reports of a second planned meeting by senior state and territory education officials about the NAPLAN online crisis have exposed a lack of leadership by Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham.

8 August 2018

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham needs to provide an immediate explanation to parents and teachers over how significant the problems are with the NAPLAN online data.

6 August 2018

The Turnbull government is abandoning Australia’s preschool children with its plan to cut nearly $500 million in funding to the early childhood education sector.

2 August 2018

A new private-sector teacher recruitment program funded by the Turnbull Government would send unqualified candidates with no experience into Australian school classrooms to teach public school students, with the hope of earning their teaching credentials on the job.

July

31 July 2018

A plan by the Turnbull government to create another private school special funding deal is categorical proof of the failure of the Gonski 2.0 education funding model to provide fair funding for all school students in Australia.

9 July 2018

Simon Birmingham’s solution to fix shrinking school student science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enrolments fails to address the real issue of having a comprehensive plan to fix teacher shortages.

5 July 2018

The Turnbull government has blindsided the teaching profession by planning the biggest Australian school curriculum reforms in decades without consulting the very teachers, principals and support staff who will be forced to implement the changes.

June

22 June 2018

The teaching profession could refuse to cooperate with the Turnbull government’s education funding reforms, which will leave nearly nine in ten public schools in Australia without enough funding to meet the needs of each student by 2023.

21 June 2018

Public calls to review NAPLAN have reverberated across the nation, and announcement by the Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP of Labor backing such a review is a welcome acknowledgement of the teaching profession’s concerns.

19 June 2018

The future of Australia’s TAFE system, which has provided vocational education for millions of Australian plumbers, nurses, child care staff and other workers is under significant threat due to a dire lack of government funding.

15 June 2018

NEW polling has shown that state school funding will be a crucial issue deciding the by-election in Longman, with two-thirds of residents in the electorate saying state school funding levels will be a key consideration in determining their vote.

13 June 2018

NEW polling has shown that public school funding will be a crucial issue deciding the by-election in Braddon, with more than three in four residents in the electorate saying public school funding levels will be a key consideration in determining their vote.

May

11 May 2018

The Australian Education Union welcomes the strong commitments made by the ALP in their budget reply speech to support the public TAFE system by guaranteeing a minimum 2/3 government funding to the public TAFE system. Labor's plan to restore funding to the sector, and to re-build Australia's network of campuses around the country stands in stark contrast with the Turnbull government's approach.

9 May 2018

The 2018-2019 Federal Budget has failed to deliver fair funding for public schools, with the Turnbull Government yet again prioritising big business over our children and their future.

1 May 2018

In the wake of the Gonski 2.0 report released yesterday, the Australian Education Union (AEU) is calling on the PM Malcolm Turnbull to urgently address the gaping resource shortages facing public schools under the Government’s current school funding agenda.