AEU Media Releases

24 Apr 2019
Voters in Pearce prefer public school investment over tax cuts for the wealthy
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.
2 Apr 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.
8 Mar 2019
​The 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 Mar 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.
6 Mar 2019
Workload and excessive out-of-hours work are a key cause of low morale amongst public school teachers in Australia, with nearly 92 per cent of teachers expressing concern that they do not have enough time outside of classes for lesson planning, marking, r…
28 Feb 2019
The Australian Education Union (AEU) has welcomed the release of the terms of reference of Labor’s National Inquiry into Post-secondary Education in Australia, saying Australia’s TAFE system has suffered greatly under the Morrison government’s drive to pr…
27 Feb 2019
A newspaper which inappropriately published simplistic league tables of NAPLAN performance between South Australia public schools has breached the Terms of Use of the website from which the data is located.
22 Feb 2019
Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan’s bid to review the Melbourne Declaration is a farce which has failed to win the full support of all state and territory members of the national Education Council.
20 Feb 2019
The Australian Education Union (AEU) has welcomed Labor’s announcement committing an extra $300 million in funding if it wins government to ensure Students with Disability get the support they need at school.
19 Feb 2019
Nearly four in five public school principals say they do not have sufficient resources to cater for students with disability, according to a survey of public schools across Australia.
8 Feb 2019
A proposal from big business groups for the federal government to take over responsibility for Australia’s vocational education and training sector is merely a bid by private training providers to line their own pockets at the expense of TAFE students.
4 Feb 2019
A fleet of Fair Funding Now! vans will visit public schools in marginal electorates across Australia to highlight the $14 billion which has been cut from public-school budgets by the Morrison government.
1 Feb 2019
A Productivity Commission report into childcare, education and training has shown that, per-student growth in government funding for private schools last year was ten times greater than that for public schools.
6 Jan 2019
A call for universities to strengthen entry requirements for teaching degrees is an essential step in ensuring that we set a high bar for entry into the teaching profession.
14 Dec 2018
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s appalling bilateral school funding agreements with the states and territories mean public schools in those jurisdictions will miss out on billions of dollars in funding, resulting in less resources for public schools to inv…
30 Nov 2018
The Morrison government must immediately reverse funding cuts to Australia’s TAFE system if it is serious about addressing issues in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.