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The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) opposes discrimination based on a person’s sexuality.  The IEUA believes that current exemptions should be removed and that practices in faith-based schools, and indeed in any endeavour conducted for the public by faith-based organisations, should reflect community standards…
  Whilst the recalibration of non-government schools against what appears on paper to be a more robust and sensible measure of need, the 'deal' highlights what remains wrong and unresolved in school funding. The deal only settles the question of non-government funding going forward relative…
Despite the effusive welcoming by employer organisations, the school funding announcement made by the federal government (Thursday 20 September) still fails to deliver. The model does not deliver the promise that this government made when it sought election in 2013.  It has not upheld the…
Friday 31 August 2018 is Equal Pay Day. This date illustrates the 62 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same amount as men earn in twelve months. Equal Pay Day is an important reminder…
    The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) is disappointed that the Federal Education Minister has again chosen to overlook teachers and their unions by again failing to put expert educators from the teacher unions on the Board of AITSL.   It is unequivocally…
IEUA Speaks on Gonski: Growth Through Achievement Report The recently released Gonski:Through Growth to Achievement report reflects the aspirations of every member of the Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) to ensure the development of well-rounded, academically capable, resilient and society-ready students. Yet, the fulfillment…
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8 MARCH 2018 #PRESSFORPROGRESS International Women’s Day is a day to challenge all Australian women and men to consider the legacy that will be passed onto future generations of women. This year, the United Nations is asking the global community to #PressForProgress…
The Independent Education Union of Australia believes that the structured and resourced induction of those new to the teaching profession is integral to the quality assurance processes in any school and system.A more structured approach to a beginning teacher's experience can be achieved by a…
  November 2018 will mark 10 years since Australian governments committed to specific targets for reducing inequalities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy, mortality, education and employment As the 10th anniversary of Closing the Gap approaches, only three of the seven national targets…
The following provides an outline of the issues and challenges which the IEU has been actively addressing through 2017. Secretariat Report December 2017
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…
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