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28 September 2023

The voices and expertise of early childhood teachers and educators must be central to the development of the Preschool Outcomes Measure, says the Australian Education Union.

26 September 2023

The Federal Government’s ambitious plans to boost Australian’s skills and knowledge, outlined in the employment white paper today, will require a properly supported TAFE teaching workforce.

14 September 2023

Teachers are being forced to spend hundreds of dollars of their own money each year to ensure that students do not miss out on vital education activities due to the underfunding of public schools by governments.

13 September 2023

The latest Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s ‘Education at a Glance’ report shows that Australia significantly underperforms against most OECD countries when it comes to investing in public schools.

6 September 2023

To mark the occasion of National TAFE Day, the Australian Education Union will be joined by Federal Minister for Skills and Training, Brendan O’Connor, who will announce the winners of a new national photography competition in Canberra today.


28 August 2023

A new report published by The Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work reveals the economic payoff of fully funding public schools would be two to four times the annual cost.

23 August 2023

The release today of the 2023 NAPLAN results, showing significant numbers of students across Australia require additional support in literacy and numeracy, reinforces the need for full funding of public schools.

2 August 2023

The Australian Education Union is launching a national campaign today outside Parliament House in Canberra to secure the full funding of public schools.


18 July 2023

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has proudly endorsed the “Yes” case for a Voice to Parliament, published by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) ahead of the historic referendum on constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

13 July 2023

New figures reveal the vital investment the Albanese Government must make to help end the underfunding of public schools and allow principals and teachers to cut class sizes and provide more individual attention and support for every child.

7 July 2023

The Australian Education Union is calling for all public schools to be fully funded by 2028 to lift the one-on-one support children receive in the classroom and give teachers the time and resources to meet the needs of every child.

5 July 2023

The Federal Government’s new consultation paper for the Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System, released today, highlights the extent of the deep inequities in Australia’s education system.


27 June 2023

The shocking disparity in funding for private schools and public schools, revealed today shows the urgent need for greater public school funding.

22 June 2023

The full extent of the inequity in Australia’s school funding system has been exposed, with internal Department of Education figures showing a massive overfunding of private schools.


25 May 2023

Every Australian is invited to join the celebration of public education day by sharing their #ProudToBePublic story on social media.

18 May 2023

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the establishment of the National Respectful Relationships Education Expert Working Group to support the implementation of the Federal Government’s Consent and Respectful Relationships Education program.

18 May 2023

The Australian Education Union and the Australian Council of TESOL Associations are jointly calling for English as an Additional Language or Dialect education in schools to be made an equity priority in the next National Schools Reform Agreement.

9 May 2023

One of the Federal Budget’s smallest commitments, $40 million to ensure every school in Central Australia is fully funded, potentially represents one of the most important steps forward for the future of Australian public schools.


28 April 2023

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the Federal Government’s investment of $4.1 billion in the critical skills education Australia will require for our future economic prosperity and success.

17 April 2023

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has welcomed the interim report of the South Australian Royal Commission into Early Childhood Education and Care released today, backing its call for universal three-year-old preschool for all South Australian children.

11 April 2023

Education funding equity and working hand-in-hand with the teaching profession top the key areas for government action in the latest OECD Education Policy Outlook for Australia.


29 March 2023

Students will benefit the most from the Minister for Education, Jason Clare’s renewed commitment to get every school on a path to 100 per cent of its fair funding level.

23 March 2023

The Australian Education Union will engage in the consultation process following the release of the Teacher Education Expert Panel Discussion Paper today.

1 March 2023

The Australian Education Union has rejected the Education Ministers’ announced feasibility study investigating a one-year education master’s degree as an attack on the qualifications of the teaching profession.


25 February 2023

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the announcement made by the Australian Greens to introduce a bill to remove the arbitrary 20 per cent cap on Commonwealth funding for public schools' Schooling Resource Standard (SRS).