AEU Media Releases

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...

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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...

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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,...

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AEU first Tasmanian union to declare climate emergency

The Australian Education Union’s Tasmanian Branch has declared a climate emergency and called for urgent action from state and federal governments to protect their students’ future. The AEU’s declaration is the first from a Tasmanian union, but joins Hobart,...

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Teachers vote-up student wins in new Agreement

A new Teachers Agreement has been endorsed by an overwhelming majority, 95%, of AEU members in a binding ballot and will be registered with the Tasmanian Industrial Commission as soon as possible. “This is a great outcome for teachers and students as central to the...

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State Government must lobby for TAFE funds

The AEU today called on the Tasmanian Liberal Government to lobby the Federal Government for infrastructure funding, that was originally secured for the National Vocational Education Fund. “We need to ensure that our TAFE campuses are modernised and are able to offer...

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TAFE needs Commonwealth investment NOW

The Australian Education Union has welcomed Senator Jacqui Lambie’s call for more investment into TAFE in Tasmania, saying it is a timely reminder of the $3 billion in funding cuts that the Federal Coalition Government has inflicted on the TAFE sector across the...

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