AEU Media Releases

20 Jun 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 Jun 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 interna…
14 Jun 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, t…
13 Jun 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.
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% m…
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.
30 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 2019
Voters in Pearce prefer public school investment over tax cuts for the wealthy
24 Apr 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 Apr 2019
Boothby voters aren’t fooled by Nicolle Flint’s advertising about public school funding
5 Apr 2019
Labor leader Bill Shorten has reaffirmed Labor’s commitment to public education in his Budget reply speech.
3 Apr 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 Apr 2019
The Morrison Government’s Federal Budget has failed the fairness test by neglecting to put public education first.