Education Support Personnel (ESP) Week 2021

ESP Day is celebrated on 16 May each year. Every day, education support staff work to keep our schools running, support our students to learn and our teachers to teach. On 16 May, union members across the world celebrate hardworking Education Support Personnel (ESP)....

Every school and every child underfunded by Liberal schools agreement

The Australian Education Union today released the detailed amounts of underfunding for every Tasmanian public school as a result of a Liberal state and federal government school funding agreement. Three days out from the state election, the union representing...

Hard-working Tasmanian teachers starved of acknowledgement

TASMANIAN teachers and school staff are less than impressed with a government determined to spin figures and claim credit for student retention rates. Not only are the selective figures used by the government misleading, claiming credit overlooks our hardworking...

Students with disability need additional funding support

Nine out of ten public school principals report having to access funds from other areas of school budgets to make up for significant shortfalls in Commonwealth funding for students with disability, according to the latest “State of our Schools” survey. The Australian...