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2019

July

19 July 2019

The best way to reverse the fall in enrolments at government-funded vocational education providers is to restore funding to TAFE and return it to being the primary provider of vocational education in Australia.

12 July 2019

The Marshall Government’s new VET plan shows it is determined to sell South Australia’s TAFE system to the highest bidder and allow private training providers to line their own pockets at the expense of TAFE students.

June

20 June 2019

The Morrison Government is throwing away billions of dollars of national economic benefit by failing to guarantee ongoing funding for fifteen hours per week of preschool for Australia’s 700,000 three- and four-year-old children.

20 June 2019

Australian public school teachers are amongst the most innovative and enthusiastic adopters of new ideas and approaches to education but face higher workloads, fewer resources and more administration duties than global averages, according to a new international report into teaching conditions.

14 June 2019

The Australian Education Union is strongly committed to campaigning against family and domestic violence to ensure that everyone has access to a safe home, workplace and community. We denounce all forms of family and domestic violence and in particular, the significant impact of violence against women.

13 June 2019

Australia’s TAFE system faces a dismal future if the years of neglect, underfunding and privatisation by federal Coalition governments continues under the Morrison Government’s discredited contestable funding model.

May

15 May 2019

The NAPLAN online debacle has shattered any confidence that the teaching profession has in NAPLAN going forward.

13 May 2019

The deep funding inequality facing public schools has been revealed in the latest ACARA My School data which shows that despite public schools educating the vast majority of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, Independent schools nationally had 40% more net recurrent income than public schools, while Catholic schools had 4% more income

8 May 2019

The urgent need for fairer funding arrangements for public schools has been highlighted by new figures which show large resource gaps between public and private schools in the Bass electorate.

7 May 2019

Public school children in the Northern Territory have been badly affected in today’s Budget by funding cuts to public schools imposed by the Morrison Government.

2 May 2019

Public schools have taken over Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga to highlight the importance of reversing the Morrison Government’s $256 million in public school funding cuts in South Australia.

1 May 2019

Victorian public schools take over Burston Reserve at the rear of the Victorian Parliament to demand Scott Morrison reverse $804 million in cuts to Victoria’s public schools.

April

30 April 2019

State schools have taken over the seat of Bonner to highlight the importance of reversing the Morrison Government’s $647 million in state school funding cuts in Queensland.

29 April 2019

The Federal Government has been caught diverting millions of dollars in capital funding to pay for cafes, dance studios and drama theatres in wealthy private schools.

25 April 2019

New polling has shown that voters in Corangamite haven’t been fooled by the Morrison Government’s attempts to disguise its $14 billion in public school funding cuts as evidence of record school funding.

25 April 2019

New polling has shown that voters in Gilmore haven’t been fooled by the Morrison Government’s attempts to disguise its $14 billion in public school funding cuts as evidence of record school funding.

24 April 2019

Voters in Pearce prefer public school investment over tax cuts for the wealthy

24 April 2019

New polling has shown that voters in Dickson haven’t been fooled by the Morrison Government’s attempts to disguise its $14 billion in public school funding cuts as evidence of record school funding.

23 April 2019

Boothby voters aren’t fooled by Nicolle Flint’s advertising about public school funding

5 April 2019

Labor leader Bill Shorten has reaffirmed Labor’s commitment to public education in his Budget reply speech.

3 April 2019

The Morrison Government’s Budget has failed to provide a single dollar of specific funding for TAFE – in fact it is completely silent on TAFE altogether.

3 April 2019

The Morrison Government’s Federal Budget has failed the fairness test by neglecting to put public education first.

2 April 2019

Public schools have taken over the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra today to highlight the importance of reversing the Morrison Government’s $14 billion in public school funding cuts.

March

8 March 2019

‚ÄčThe Morrison government will cut $14 billion in funding from public schools in Australia over the next decade despite new figures showing that public schools are experiencing the lion’s share of growth in new student enrolments.

8 March 2019

The Australian Education Union (AEU) supports the rights of students to speak out in protest about the challenges posed by climate change in Australia.