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IEU calls upon the Federal Government to take immediate action and provide access to food, water, electricity and medical supplies to those men remaining within the detention centre located on Manus Island. IEU Federal Executive Action The IEU Federal Executive has endorsed the following resolution…
CHANGE THE RULES FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND ECONOMIC SECURITY The rules do not work for working women. Women make up 46.2% of the Australian workforce, yet women continue to earn less than men, are less likely to advance their careers as far as men and…
The Australian Government has proposed a postal survey on the question of Marriage Equality.   It is disappointing that the Federal Government has abrogated its responsibility as the nation’s law-makers to deal with this issue in a professional and sensitive manner consistent with their elected…
Family And Domestic violence is more than just statistics. It is about the lives of women and children.  We know the statistics about domestic and family violence. We read them each day in our newspapers, see the figures on social media, and listen to the…
The nature of work and families has changed significantly in the last two decades.  It is time for our workplace rules to change.   Recent decades have seen profound changes in the Australian workforce. The majority of Australian families rely on two incomes and many…
The IEUA Federal Council, at its meeting on 24 May 2017, released a statement regarding the Turnbull Government's proposed school funding model currently being debated in Federal Parliament. Read More    IEUA Federal Council statement on School Funding     
The IEUA welcomes the commitment of the ALP to fund and meet the obligations and contracts of the current school funding model   The IEUA notes that the decision of the Turnbull Government to abandon the "unity ticket" commitment to meeting the funding needs identified…
Post Election Report 2017    IEUA Federal Election Declaration 2017   IEUA Response to E2016-281      
Closing The Gap: 2017 Australia is failing on six of the seven target areas to improve Indigenous disadvantage. In 2006, Australia’s peak Indigenous and non-Indigenous health bodies, non-government organisations and human rights organisations initiated the Close the Gap Campaign to achieve equality for health and…
One woman each week dies as a result of domestic violence. More than 400 000 women and men experience domestic violence each year. 65% of people who experience domestic violence are in the workforce. (Broderick, 2011)  In the month of November, IEU members will campaign…
Unfortunately the school funding debate, perhaps shouting-match is more apt, has dissolved into the sad and unhelpful imbroglio of half-truths that plagued us for three or four decades before we (almost) all settled on a new ‘model’. Let’s be clear at the outset of the…
IEUA members are concerned about the potential divisiveness that the debate on Marriage Equality could cause in schools and in particular the hurt and harm that could be caused to their students. In partiuclar, IEUA members are concerned that schools could provide fertile grounds for…
The Independent Education Union of Australia, representing over 75,000 members in non-government education, calls upon all federal political parties to commit to the essential matters ahead of the next federal election.  Responses are currently being received from the various political parties.        
The implementation of the TPP will fundamentally limit the capacity of Australian governments to protect and preserve the quality of education in Australia. The IEU has joined with other national education unions, AEU and NTEU, and education unions internationally to condemn the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  
Today’s announcement of additional funding for all schools by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) should it be elected this year has been welcomed by the Independent Education Union (IEU).  IEU Federal Secretary Chris Watt said Labor’s commitment to provide an extra $4.5 billion to all…
On 23 November 2015, the Senate passed four key amendments to the Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment Bill 2015 in order to ensure the release all children from detention within 30 days.   However, these crucial amendments must be passed by the House of Representatives in…
Domestic violence is a widespread problem across Australia. It occurs in all parts of society, regardless of geographic location, socio-economic status, age, cultural and ethnic background or religious belief. Every week in Australia, one woman is killed by her current or former partner, often after…
11 October 2015 is International Day of the Girl Child; a day where the world considers the particular challenges faced by girls around the world. This year, the international community is assessing the progress made under the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) since their implementation in…
The IEU has lobbied the Australian Government to reject the inclusion of educational services into the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) In recent correspondence sent to Hon Andrew Robb MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, the IEU has outlined the threat that exists to Australian…
Thursday 19 March 2015 is National Closing the Gap Day, a day where all Australians can come together to campaign for better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Australians. The campaign was deemed necessary as Australia has one of the world’s worse life expectancy gaps…
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