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Inequitable school funding creates inequitable school outcomes

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).

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TAFE finally gets its due this National TAFE Day

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.

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AEU welcomes $1.1 billion TAFE announcement

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.

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AEU statement on Jobs and Skills Australia

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.

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Schools review must consider funding: AEU

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).

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Long service leave and casual employees

29 June 2022

Last month, government agencies started making payments to some casual and former casual employees representing historical long service leave entitlements. This article will discuss the background to these payments, issues that might arise and what members can do to get further advice and help in resolving any problems.

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News archive 2021

Inequity in school funding

18 June 2021

Statement from Correna Haythorpe, AEU Federal President. The report in today’s Nine Newspapers, ‘Australia’s top private schools are growing richer and faster than ever’ is clear evidence that for eight long years, the federal government has failed to invest in the resources and infrastructure public schools need to provide the education and support public students deserve.

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Investment in modern classrooms would lift student performance, new report shows

14 June 2021

A new report shows investment in public school capital works would help lift student performance and could generate over $5 billion every year in economic stimulus due to increased employment and improved student outcomes.

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​New Alliance for fair public sector pay

9 June 2021

Western Australian public sector unions have formed a new alliance comprising public school teachers and support staff, health workers, prison officers, firefighters, engineers, community service workers and those in our rail system, among others. It will work to reform the WA Government’s wage fixing policy. WA State Wages Policy imposes a cap to increases meaning a decline in real terms for six years for the vast majority of those we rely on to deliver essential health, education, community safety and other services.

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Education workers need priority access to COVID-19 vaccination: AEU

7 June 2021

The Australian Education Union is calling on the federal government to make the education workforce a priority for COVID-19 vaccination.

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Fix deep funding inequity for public schools: Parents, teachers and community representatives

27 May 2021

Today on Public Education Day, 24 organisations representing millions of Australian parents, teachers and community members have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to fix the deep inequity in public school funding.

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