AEU Media Releases

AEU welcomes Premier’s appeal to parents

The AEU strongly backs Premier Peter Gutwein’s call for parents to keep students at home from Monday 30th March, where they are able to supervise and support their learning. “We welcome the Premier’s acknowledgement of the stress that teachers have been under, many of...

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Union welcomes withdrawal of education cuts

The Australian Education Union today welcomed the Gutwein Government’s withdrawal of their planned $109 million of cuts to education. “It shouldn’t take widespread outrage from parents and educators and a global pandemic to stop a government slashing Tasmanian kids’...

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NAPLAN must go

The national report into the debacle behind the 2019 NAPLAN online testing regime has shown that after a decade of NAPLAN it is time for it to go, and be replaced by an assessment mechanism that puts teaching and learning at its heart. Today’s NAPLAN 2019 National...

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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...

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