AEU Media Releases

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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Nation leading workload wins in new Teachers Agreement

The AEU’s member leaders have endorsed a new Teachers Agreement that would deliver significant relief to educator workloads and provide ground-breaking career pathways for Teacher Assistants. Branch Council has endorsed a new two-year Teachers Agreement and recommends...

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ACARA masks truth about NAPLAN data

ACARA’s ’nothing to see here’ approach to the NAPLAN 2019 data release and its mishandling of the NAPLAN online debacle has reinforced yet again the need for a comprehensive review of the entire NAPLAN testing regime. Today’s NAPLAN report attempts to ignore the...

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