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1 December 2023

The Australian Education Union says the interim report of the Senate Inquiry into increasing disruption in Australian school classrooms has failed to capture and address the complex issues that impact on teaching and learning in schools.


27 November 2023

An open letter to the Prime Minister calling for the full funding of public schools by 2028 at the latest has been signed by more than fifty organisations including principal, parent, disability, community groups and unions.

19 November 2023

A new report calls for an end to the school funding crisis that has left public schools in every state and the NT underfunded while private schools are overfunded by hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

14 November 2023

Several of Australia’s prominent community leaders will join the Australian Education Union at Parliament House today for a meeting with the Minister for Education, The Hon Jason Clare, to discuss the urgent need for the Federal Government to commit to their election promise to fully fund public schools.


31 October 2023

The Australian Education Union today welcomed the recruitment campaign launched by the Prime Minister but said a far greater investment in the teaching profession and public schools was needed to end chronic shortages and ensure teachers have the time and support to meet the needs of every child.

27 October 2023

A national road trip involving principals, teachers, parents and community members is being launched on World Teachers’ Day today in Adelaide to help secure full funding for public schools.

17 October 2023

The Australian Education Union says the new National Skills Agreement, including an additional $3.7 billion in Commonwealth investment, brings to life the Albanese Government’s promise to rebuild the capacity of TAFE.


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.