AEU Media Releases

31 Oct 2018
Voters now have a clear choice at the next federal election between supporting Labor’s vision of extra funding for every public school or continuing the Morrison government’s billion-dollar cuts to public school funding.
26 Oct 2018
Nearly nine in ten public school teachers say that NAPLAN is ineffective as a method of assessing students, according to the latest ‘State of our Schools’ online survey.
26 Oct 2018
​More than nine in ten public school teachers use their own money to purchase supplies for their school or students, according to the latest ‘State of our Schools’ online survey.
24 Oct 2018
Prime Minister Scott Morrison must immediately order that all children and families of refugees be removed from Nauru and brought to Australia.
12 Oct 2018
No school should have the right to turn away or discriminate against LGBTIQ students or teachers.
10 Oct 2018
Labor’s federal election commitment to invest $14.1 billion in our public schools rightfully returns public education as the priority of a future federal government. It recognises the importance of properly funding the system responsible for educating Aus…
5 Oct 2018
More than seven in ten undecided voters in specific marginal electorates across Australia disapprove of the Morrison government’s $4.6 billion special funding deal for private schools, according to new polling.
4 Oct 2018
Labor’s $1.75 billion commitment today to guarantee ongoing funding for two years of Early Childhood Education (ECE) for every child via its National Preschool and Kindy Program is a huge step forward in giving Australia’s children the best possible start…
2 Oct 2018
Principal associations, parent groups and other organisations from across the country are joining forces to send a strong message to the Morrison government to fund public schools fairly.
27 Sep 2018
Public school enrolments are forecast to increase by 23 times more than Catholic school enrolments over the next decade, raising hard questions about the assumptions behind the Morrison government’s $4.6 billion private school funding deal.
26 Sep 2018
New school funding data has revealed that Australia’s most disadvantaged government schools receive at least $10,000 less per student in government funding than equivalent Catholic schools.
21 Sep 2018
State and territory education ministers must stand up and fight for public schools in the wake of the Morrison government’s $4.6 billion private school spending splurge.
20 Sep 2018
The Morrison government’s private school funding deal is a cynical attempt by the Morrison government to buy votes at the next election at the expense of our children in our public schools.
18 Sep 2018
​A secret report showing that students with low ATAR scores are being recruited into Initial Teacher Education (ITE) is of grave concern and reveals the urgent need to implement minimum entry requirements for teaching degrees in Australia.
14 Sep 2018
Any public school funding agreements or curriculum reforms negotiated by the Morrison government which do not include input from the teaching profession will be absolutely worthless and doomed to failure.
12 Sep 2018
Australian teachers are teaching larger classes and working significantly more hours than their colleagues overseas, while public funding for education as a percentage of total government expenditure is falling, according to a new report.
6 Sep 2018
The Budget announcements by the South Australian Marshall government on education lack detail, prop up NAPLAN instead of investing in enhanced student learning outcomes, and claim credit for funding two new schools which have already been announced by the…
6 Sep 2018
Nearly eleven thousand public-school supporters will send a strong message to Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reverse his billion-dollar cuts to public school funding.
3 Sep 2018
A national Week of Action to highlight the impacts of the Morrison government’s $1.9 billion in funding cuts to Australia’s public schools will hits the streets across the country.
28 Aug 2018
New Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan will have absolutely no positive impact in his portfolio if he persists with the Morrison government’s policy of cutting billions of dollars from federal public school funding.