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2022

November

18 November 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed a new $65 million skills agreement between the Federal and South Australian Governments.

3 November 2022

The Australian Education Union will consult with members across the country on the recommendations of the draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan, released today.

October

26 October 2022

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has welcomed the investment in public education in the budget handed down by Treasurer Jim Chalmers today.

4 October 2022

Australia’s public education expenditure declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of only nine member nations to cut funding, according to the latest Education At A Glance report from the OECD.

September

26 September 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the formation of a new Teacher Education Expert Panel, announced by Education Minister Jason Clare.

14 September 2022

The Australian Education Union is calling for a renewed focus on increasing public school funding, following the release of the interim report of the Productivity Commission’s review of the National Schools Reform Agreement (NSRA).

6 September 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the bold TAFE funding reform initiated by the Albanese Federal Government as it celebrates the annual National TAFE Day today on 6 September.

1 September 2022

The Australian Education Union has warmly welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of 180,000 fee free TAFE places, made during his Jobs and Skills Summit opening address.

July

28 July 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the swift action taken by the Albanese Government for the interim establishment of Jobs and Skills Australia as a statutory body to tackle Australia’s skills shortage.

11 July 2022

The Australian Education Union is urging the Federal Government to ensure school funding is a key consideration of the review of the National Schools Reform Agreement (NSRA).

June

17 June 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the Federal Government’s proposal to open the National Chaplaincy Program to professionally qualified student welfare officers but much more must be done to support students who need extra help at school.

1 June 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed Jason Clare as the new Federal Education Minister, Brendan O’Connor to the skills and training portfolio and Anne Aly as Early Childhood Education Minister.

May

26 May 2022

On Public Education Day, Thursday 26 May, the AEU acknowledges the outstanding commitment of principals, teachers and education support staff working across preschools, schools and TAFE in Australia

23 May 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the incoming Albanese Labor Government.

April

28 April 2022

The Morrison Government has awarded private schools more than $10 billion of extra funding in its term while leaving 99 per cent of public schools underfunded, according to a new report by economist, Adam Rorris.

12 April 2022

The Australian Education Union is launching a mobile billboard in Ulverstone to kickstart their election campaign demanding full and proper funding for Northern Tasmania’s public schools from the next Federal Government.

March

30 March 2022

The Morrison Government’s 2022-2023 Federal Budget has slashed funding for public schools by $559 million over the next three years, whilst increasing funding for private schools by $2.6 billion over the forward estimates.

30 March 2022

The Morrison Government has once again failed public school, preschool and TAFE staff, students and parents across the nation with this year's Federal Budget.

24 March 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the Australian Greens commitment to fee-free TAFE for all students.

24 March 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed a new report by economist Alison Pennington and the Centre for Future Work, titled Fragmentation and Photo Ops: The Failures of Australia’s Skills Policy Through COVID.

17 March 2022

The Australian Education Union has slammed the deplorable comments directed at public school teachers, principals and education support staff made by Stuart Robert at an independent schools’ conference today.

8 March 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed Federal Labor’s commitment to invest $77m for teaching consent education in Australian schools on International Women’s Day.

7 March 2022

New data released today highlights that the Morrison Government’s failure to take responsibility for TAFE has entrenched underfunding, excessive workloads for staff and greater uncertainty for students.

1 March 2022

The Australian Education Union is calling on the Morrison Government to deliver urgent funding for public schools in line with the recommendations of the Gonski review delivered a decade ago.

February

16 February 2022

An urgent investment in public school funding is required now more than ever to ensure students are not educationally disadvantaged as a result of COVID-19, the Australian Education Union has recommended in their pre-budget submission.