AEU Media Releases

3 Apr 2020
The Morrison Government’s $1.6 billion package providing free childcare for parents is welcome news for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector but still leaves urgent questions which must be clarified for the preschool sector.
23 Mar 2020
Last night’s statement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison has caused major confusion for principals, teachers, education support staff and parents.
20 Mar 2020
​ Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan will meet with the leadership of the Australian Education Union (AEU) on Tuesday 24th March 2020.
18 Mar 2020
Changes to the way NAPLAN data is presented on the My School website do nothing to address the concerns held by the teaching profession about the fundamental problems with NAPLAN itself.
25 Feb 2020
The national report into the debacle behind the 2019 NAPLAN online testing regime has shown that after a decade of NAPLAN it is time for it to go, and be replaced by an assessment mechanism that puts teaching and learning at its heart.
21 Feb 2020
Early analysis of the Australian Education Union’s (AEU) ‘State of Our TAFE 2020’ survey has revealed that, on average, TAFE teachers are working an additional day per week over and above their paid work, resulting in soaring teacher workloads at all leve…
21 Feb 2020
The Australian Education Union (AEU) is holding its annual Federal Conference this weekend, starting today in Melbourne. Speakers will include Labor leader Anthony Albanese, Labor Education spokesperson Tanya Plibersek, Greens leader Adam Bandt and AEU Fe…
12 Feb 2020
The lack of commitment by the Morrison Government to address the serious issues of inequality apparent between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians has been highlighted yet again by today’s Closing the Gap report.
20 Dec 2019
The Morrison Government’s policy objectives which strip funding from TAFE and privatise vocational education is causing lasting damage to the Australian economy which will take decades to fix.
12 Dec 2019
The Morrison Government’s education reform agenda resembles Groundhog Day, where education is stuck in a time loop of bad policy, no consultation and an underfunded school system.
5 Dec 2019
A new report revealing that the Morrison Government cut $325 million in funding from TAFE budgets last year is yet more evidence Prime Minister Scott Morrison does not value TAFE’s crucial role in the provision of high quality vocational education.
4 Dec 2019
PISA highlights Morrison Govt’s equity funding gaps for low-SES schools
11 Nov 2019
The Morrison Government continues to preference funding to Catholic schools despite falling enrolments and in the face of booming student enrolments in the public system, according to new analysis of ACARA finance and enrolment data.
30 Oct 2019
Labor’s continued commitment to address Australia’s skills crisis and strengthen the -vocational education and training sector is welcome news to a sector currently suffering from huge budget cuts and lack of investment from the Morrison Government.
25 Oct 2019
The Morrison Government’s admission yesterday that Australia’s richest private schools can access additional funding from the $1.2 billion Choice and Affordability Fund while public schools cannot is yet further proof of their blatant disregard for public…
25 Oct 2019
Today is World Teachers’ Day in Australia - an ideal opportunity to recognise and acknowledge the immense contribution that teachers make to students, families, schools and communities around Australia.
23 Oct 2019
The Federal Coalition government’s failure to spend almost $1 billion budgeted for TAFE and training programs over the past five years, despite the skills shortage gripping the Australian economy, is more evidence of its plan to deliberately starve the TA…
17 Oct 2019
The Morrison Government’s decision to fund its natural disaster relief package with money originally meant for investment into education infrastructure is a short-term decision that will hurt the education prospects for young people in drought, fire and f…
16 Oct 2019
The Australian Education Union has welcomed Senator Jacqui Lambie’s call for more investment into TAFE in Tasmania, saying it is a timely reminder of the $3 billion in funding cuts that the Federal Coalition Government has inflicted on the TAFE sector acr…