Education cuts entrench Tasmanian poverty and bad health

The Australian Education Union today condemned $109 million of cuts to education confirmed in today’s Revised Estimates Report. “Cutting education funding when the health and wellbeing of many Tasmanian children and young people is in decline makes a bad situation...

Violence against teachers demands budget response

Teachers have been facing unacceptably high levels of violence for years and deserve an urgent budget response from the government to deliver more professional support staff, according to their union, the AEU. “The Australian Education Union has been demanding more...

TAFE essential for a strong economy

The Morrison Government’s policy objectives which strip funding from TAFE and privatise vocational education is causing lasting damage to the Australian economy which will take decades to fix. A Mitchell Institute analysis of vocational education funding has shown...

Morrison Government’s ‘Groundhog Day’ education reform agenda

The Morrison Government’s education reform agenda resembles Groundhog Day, where education is stuck in a time loop of bad policy, no consultation and an underfunded school system. The COAG Education Council today released a communique committing to national reform...

Morrison Government continues to undermine TAFE

A new report revealing that the Morrison Government cut $325 million in funding from TAFE budgets last year is yet more evidence Prime Minister Scott Morrison does not value TAFE’s crucial role in the provision of high quality vocational education. The report,...