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Overfunded private schools spend hundreds of millions on new buildings while public schools miss out: new My School data

8 March 2018

​The latest My School data exposes the gross inequities in Malcolm Turnbull’s education funding system.

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Birmingham’s new announcement to slash teacher registration standards an outrage

12 February 2018

Today’s announcement by Education Minister Simon Birmingham to undermine teacher registration and encourage people from other professions to move into a teaching role, is yet another move to by the Federal Government which implemented will have broad ramifications for teaching and education in our schools

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​Turnbull Government fails to deliver funding certainty for preschools

5 February 2018

The Turnbull Government’s announcement to extend preschool funding to the end of 2019 leaves preschools around the country waiting for secure funding once again.

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New Productivity Commission numbers show public schools underfunded

5 February 2018

The Australian Education Union says the annual Report on Government Services shows school funding must be allocated to address educational inequality.

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Union supports Moora Residential College Rally

30 January 2018

The State School Teachers Union has warned teaching jobs at Central Midlands High School could be lost if the State Government forges ahead with the closure of Moora Residential College.

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New Public Sector wages policy another attack on Government workers

12 May 2017

The State School Teachers’ Union will seek urgent talks with the State Government about its plans to set a pay ceiling of $1,000 per year on all public servants, including teachers and TAFE lecturers.

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​Budget reply exposes Turnbull’s war on public TAFEs

12 May 2017

The Opposition sent Australian apprentices and vocational education students a glimmer of hope last night by making commitments to address chronic underfunding of public TAFEs, and addressing key issues around funding to private training organisations.

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AEU’s response to Labor’s Budget Reply 2017

12 May 2017

The Budget Reply sets the scene for an election campaign that will be fought on our children’s education and their futures.

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Budget cuts continue Turnbull's attack on TAFEs, stunting Australian skills

11 May 2017

Australian apprentices and vocational education students are losers in Turnbull’s ongoing attack agenda on our public TAFEs.

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Budget cuts fail students and don't deliver Gonski

10 May 2017

This year's Federal Budget has confirmed Malcolm Turnbull is walking away from needs-based Gonski funding, disadvantaged schools and their students.

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