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AEU sets the standard for school funding arrangements

7 July 2023

‚ÄčThe Australian Education Union is calling for all public schools to be fully funded by 2028 to lift the one-on-one support children receive in the classroom and give teachers the time and resources to meet the needs of every child.

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Damning evidence of massive private school overfunding

22 June 2023

The full extent of the inequity in Australia’s school funding system has been exposed, with internal Department of Education figures showing a massive overfunding of private schools. The figures are included in a departmental briefing prepared for witnesses appearing before Senate Estimates, publicly released through freedom of information.

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SSTUWA calls for smaller class sizes in WA public schools

14 June 2023

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) has outlined its proposal for smaller class sizes in WA public schools.

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President Matt Jarman: Violence may boil over in schools, but it starts out in society

29 May 2023

The biggest myth around violence in schools is that it is a school problem. It is not. Schools are part of the broader community. They just happen to be one of the places where the problem is most easily seen.

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State budget’s $93.4 million to support more Western Aussies into jobs

11 May 2023

On Thursday 11 May the McGowan government released the 2023-2024 state budget. Hon Simone McGurk's released a media statement about the state budget allocation to support more Western Aussies into jobs.

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News archive 2022

Celebrating Public Education Day

26 May 2022

On Public Education Day, Thursday 26 May, the AEU acknowledges the outstanding commitment of principals, teachers and education support staff working across preschools, schools and TAFE in Australia.

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AEU welcomes new federal Labor government

22 May 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the incoming Albanese Labor Government. Federal President Correna Haythorpe said the AEU was looking forward to working with Prime Minister elect Anthony Albanese and the new Labor Government to address the Coalition Government’s decade of public education neglect.

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Morrison's budget a deplorable failure for public education

29 March 2022

The Morrison Government has once again failed public school, preschool and TAFE staff, students and parents across the nation with this year's Federal Budget.

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TAFE is the solution to nation's skills woes

24 March 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed a new report by economist Alison Pennington and the Centre for Future Work, titled Fragmentation and Photo Ops: The Failures of Australia’s Skills Policy Through COVID.

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Labor's consent education plan a meaningful commitment towards violence prevention

8 March 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed Federal Labor’s commitment to invest $77m for teaching consent education in Australian schools on International Women’s Day.

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News archive 2021

AEU rejects any expansion of school chaplains

2 September 2021

The Australian Education Union would fiercely reject any expansion of the school chaplaincy program, Federal President Correna Haythorpe has warned.

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Avoid simplistic conclusions from 2021 NAPLAN

25 August 2021

Political leaders should avoid drawing simplistic conclusions from the NAPLAN results released today, according to the Australian Education Union.

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Workers' wages are going backwards

18 August 2021

Workers’ wages in Australia are more than remaining dismally stagnant – they are in fact going backwards in real terms. The latest Wage Price Index data released today shows that real wages have fallen by 2.1% over the last 12 months. In this quarter, wages growth has been only 0.4%, while inflation in Australia has increased to 3.8%.

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