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The IEU recently wrote to Federal Education Minister Peter Garrett about the problems around teacher training. The IEU has called, once again, for a round-table of stakeholders....The IEU waits.... To read the letter to Minister Garrett click here,
An excerpt (from Hansard) from Senator Thistlethwaite's speech: He (Lionel Bowen) of course served in the Whitlam and Hawke governments in a number of portfolios already outlined. As Senator Faulkner has noted, he was the sponsor of four unsuccessful referendums, including one advocating four-year terms…
EI invites teacher organisations and schools to join the Stand 4 Change Day against bullying, on 4 May 2012. On this day, all school communities around the world are invited to stand together for five minutes around noon (local time) to commit to create a…
To read what the IEU recommended to AITSL, click here. To read what AITSL recommended to Ministers, click here.
...and timely implementation In an interview with a Sydney daily newspaper on Friday 13 April IEU Federal Secretary made the following points: The IEU:a) supports the architecture proposed in the Gonski modelb) always expected that there'd be data issues, even Gonski pointed to same c)…
A recent report prepared by the University of Melbourne for the Whitlam Institute found evidence in the international literature that high stakes testing programs around the world may be having some unintended negative consequences for students, schools, curriculum and pedagogy, including: Lowering self-esteem and long-term…
To view the National Outlook pdf click here
To read the Federal Government's media release click here
Women’s empowerment is not a stand-alone goal. It is the driver of efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, reduce child and maternal mortality, and fight against major diseases like HIV and malaria. Women’s empowerment is also a driver of sound…
Read more facts about how Early Childhood Teachers are mistreated - click here
In recent meetings with IEU WA Members, IEU WA Assistant Secretary Kathryn Barnes and Assistant Federal Secretary Christine Cooper explained that the Gonski recommendations had positively recognised the diverse needs of Catholic and Independent Schools and provided a positive framework for the future funding of…
Thursday 2 February 2012 will mark 100 years since Queensland’s first general strike; a turning point in the state’s history. Following a dispute between members of the Australian Tramways Association and their employer, a number of workers were sacked after they wore union badges to…
Click here to view the youtube video clip of the members' rally. Click here to view IEU Federal Secretary's address to Fringe Event gusts
The IEU presented a Fringe Event at the 2011 ALP National Conference in Sydney on December 3. The theme of the event was: Labor's Proud History: Funding Choice in Education for working families. The IEU commenced the event with a peaceful march of school representatives…
Click here to read the Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol.
“The development and trial of a National School Improvement Framework over the next two years should ensure genuine dialogue with teachers and their unions”, said Independent Education Union Federal Secretary Chris Watt. “The federal government’s commitment to a two year development process is welcomed and…
The IEU stands in solidarity with the members of the largest teacher’s union in the UK as they take action to reclaim the classroom and their profession Over 220 000 teachers and school leaders voted 92% in favour of member action in the face of…
In the context of the current financial and economic crisis, education unions in many countries have been asked to accept severe cutbacks and austerity measures on the basis that there is no more money available for public services. EI has conducted a study into this…
View the Norton Online Family Report here: http://www.symantec.com/content/en/au/home_homeoffice/html/cybercrimereport/
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