AEU Media Releases

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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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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