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Violence Against Women Affects Us All On Friday 25 November 2011, IEU members are urged to wear a white ribbon. Why wear a white ribbon?Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge demonstrating that the wearer does not excuse violence against women, and is committed…
“ The IEU commends the fantastic work of the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Home Interaction Program for parents and youngsters (HIPPY)”, said Independent Education Union Federal Secretary Chris Watt. “We know that early learning support is crucial for children’s development and also provides significant support…
Fiji Trade Union Congress President Daniel Urai and General Secretary Felix Anthony were released from prison this week. Their release was achieved through strong international union member campaigning. IEU members participated in a postcard campaign that has put international attention on Commodore Josaia Voreque Bainimarama’s…
The federal government’s positive report card from the COAG Reform Council is cause for celebration and congratulation of the skills and commitment of Australia’s teachers and school employees” said Independent Education Union Federal Secretary Chris Watt. “The federal government’s commitment of additional resources to Australian…
“Let us remind ourselves on this World Teachers’ Day that teachers are a powerful force to address gender injustices around the world, and that gender equality is not simply a women’s issue … it is everyone’s issue,” says EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen. IEU…
The proposals and insights contained in David Gonski’s report on school funding are on the money. It’s what comes next that counts and IEU members and other non government education stakeholders have a key role to play..........Nothing less than the future of non government schooling…
"The Gonski Review recommending an additional $5 billion investment in schools will be welcomed by teachers in Catholic and independent schools" said Independent Education Union Federal Secretary Chris Watt "In particular we welcome increased funding for students with special needs in both government and non…
Correspondence between ACTU President Jeff Lawrence and IEU Federal Secretary Chris Watt is attached for all members. The funding issue, which caused the IEU to sever membership ties with the ACTU in July of 2011, has now been resolved. IEU Federal President Dick Shearman said…
IEU supports Timor-Leste Literacy Training for Rural Women IEU is proud to sponsor an APHEDA supported program on literacy training for rural women in Timor-Leste. It is estimated that approximately two thirds of adult women in Timor-Leste have never attended any kind of school. This…
There are a number of important debates going on relating to the future of education in Australia's schools. The Australian Government is planning a number of policy changes that could have an effect on schools and teachers everywhere. Education Watch will look at the stories,…
The IEU has welcomed the Australian Government's announcement of $25 million for a new round of the National Solar Schools Program. Grants of as much as $50,000 can be used by primary and secondary schools to make their schools more energy efficient by installing "solar…
Education International has had its 6th annual World Congress. The theme for the 6th World Congress is "Building the Future through Quality Education." It was determined by Education International’s Executive Board in March 2010, and provides the framework for the four sub-themes: Achieving Quality Education…
A study by US non-profit research organisation, Rand Corporation has found that teacher bonuses did not have an effect on student achievement. The study titled 'A Big Apple for Educators. New York City’s Experiment with Schoolwide Performance Bonuses', an experiment in New York schools which…
"The Finns had a crisis," life-long educator, best-selling author, and Harvard professor Tony Wagner explains as we discuss his new film, The Finland Phenomenon, made with acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Bob Compton. "Their economy was failing. Their education system was poor. They knew that to grow…
BY BREANNA TUCKER, SCHOOLS REPORTER, CANBERRA TIMES08 Sep, 2011 Independent and Catholic schools fear research papers issued by the Gonski review are favouring funding cuts to the non-government sector. The Independent Education Union believes the reports are pushing for a new indexation model that relies…
Gonski review should recognise fundamental funding basics Re: Schools review needs fund of wisdom, AFR, Monday 1 August 2011 A great number of people await the release of the next issues paper from the Gonski review. Not least are the teachers who work hard to…
The IEUA submission to the Review of Funding for Schooling can be read here. Several hundred non-government schools have also made submissions and their stories can be read on the DEEWR website at www.deewr.gov.au/fundingreview
AEU members are asking community members and parliamentarians to support an 'extra' $1500 per student.... ...but where is this money coming from?? read:the AEU campaign - two articles from print and on-line publicationshow the money is 'freed up' - a step by step guide to…
Call a meeting with the sole agenda item being 'School Funding' Use the meeting to raise awareness of the IEU campaign Draw attention to the resources and fact sheets available on the website Paint the real picture of what is happening currently with school funding…
1. Find your State MP and other candidate/sClick here and put in your suburb or postcode to find your electorate.One of the best ways of lobbying politicians is meeting them face to face.It is important to be informed about the person with whom you are…
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