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“Deputy Prime Minister Gillard’s comments on school funding are a breath of fresh air” said Chris Watt, Federal Secretary of the Independent Education Union of Australia. “The IEUA has long supported the need to reform the current federal government funding arrangements,” he said. “The IEUA…
“The 2008 Federal Budget is a genuine opportunity to recast the funding of education programs based on inclusion, targeting need, educational research and reports, rather than the last decade characterised by the divisive, ideological stance of the previous government” said Chris Watt, Federal Secretary of…
“One hundred years ago 15,000 women marched in the streets of New York City demanding shorter working hours, better pay and voting rights” said IEUA Federal Secretary Chris Watt. “In 2008, while much has been achieved there is still much to do” he said. “The…
“Teachers and school support staff in our schools should be commended on their commitment and skill” said Independent Education Union Federal Secretary Chris Watt in commenting on the latest ABS school enrolment figures. “The ABS figures on school enrolments in 2007 indicate a continuing trend…
Fidel Castro’s guerrilla manifesto of 1957 included an immediate literacy and education campaign, with the slogan “Revolution and Education are the same thing”. One suspects that Federal Labor were not reading from the same script when they promoted their education agenda during 2007. While the…
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