In its submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Learning, the IEU has condemned many of the draft Report recommendations for failing to support the development of quality early childhood education. Read our submission here. 

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 05:26

Courageous Leadership Needed

Across the country, distressing stories clearly show that Students with Disabilities are not receiving the support in classrooms that is their right. 

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Monday, 01 September 2014 04:48

Equal Pay Day: The Cost of Being a Woman

This Friday is Equal Pay Day

This date illustrates the number of extra days women have to work after the financial year in order to earn the same amount that men earn in twelve months.  September 5  2014 commemorates the day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings.

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Non-government teachers have been denied a voice in vital discussions regarding teacher education, following the exclusion of the Independent Education Union of Australia from a roundtable meeting in Perth tomorrow.

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Monday, 18 August 2014 06:37

Expert Review of NAPLAN Needed

The need for an expert review of NAPLAN is now more apparent than ever, and has been highlighted further by this year’s low-test scores in writing skills on account of testing problems.

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The Australian Education for Susutainability Alliance has produced its final report for the Advancing the Implementation of Education for Sustainability in the Australian Curriculum - Views from the Classroom and Community Project

AESA is a broad alliance of organisations representing teachers, parents and educators across early childhood, public, catholic and independent sectors, tertiary education staff and students, and the environmental sector. 

The report has been funded by the Departnment of Education and AESA's member organisations inlcuding the IEU.

The report can be accessed here.

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As the UN and its member states have discussed priorities for the world beyond 2015, Education International and its affiliates have relentlessly reminded them of no development or progress being possible without a firm commitment to quality education for all. 

A full letter of update, received by the IEU, can be read here

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This year's World Teacher's Day is a chance to let UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon know you support quality education for all. Visit Education International's campaign website to find out how here

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The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEU) is offering $1000 prize money to the winner of the Photography Awards 2014, a new competition which celebrates the union’s Quality Education campaign.

 
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The Australian Institue for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) is unrepresentative of the teaching profession and does not have a legitimate role in dictating classroom practice.

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