An open letter signed by around eleven thousand people, which insisted that savage cuts to public school funding be reversed, has been sent to the office of the Australian Prime Minister.
Nominations have been called for casual vacancies in the AEU Tasmanian Branch
Public calls to review NAPLAN have reverberated across the nation, and today’s announcement by the Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP of Labor backing such a review is a welcome acknowledgement of the teaching profession’s concerns.
Due to concerns and questions that have been put forward by members, we have been meeting with the TRB, DoE and the Minister to discuss the full registration process and other matters. In addition to this, representatives from the TRB spoke at our recent AEU Executive Branch Board meeting.
National TAFE Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of our national TAFE system, and it provides a chance for us to remind politicians about the precarious state that the TAFE system is currently in across the country as a result of reforms, budget cuts, and the activities of private for-profit providers. The day provides us with the opportunity to highlight how important a guaranteed minimum of 70% of vocational education funding is to TAFE.