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IEUA Speaks on...... a series of pamphlets describing the non-government school sector and current funding arrangements Non-Government School Education - an overviewSchool Funding ReviewStudent ProfilesFunding Maintained Catholic SchoolsPer Capita Student FundingNew School EnrolmentsNew SchoolsSchool Enrolment Patterns
If you would like to write to your local newspaper or a major metropolitan daily the following points might be of use to you. Tips for Writing Letters to the Editor Contact details for some newspapers can be accessed here. Points for inclusion in letters:…
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The Gonski Review discussion paper 'Emerging Issues' reflects:Concerns were heard about a widening gap in the social composition of non-government and government schools leading to a perceived ‘residualisation’ of government schools in some areas It has been suggested by some education sector stakeholders that the…
Some in the media seem to relish projecting the non-government school education sector as 'wall-to-wall' rich, high fee schools. The fact is that these 'high fee' non-government schools, with fees around or above $20,000 per year, are relatively small in number and enrol a very…
How Much Money do Schools Receive from Governments? per student funding - comparative data for individual government and non-government schools national figures - average government per student funding by state and sector - total funding of schools by sector - comparison of total funding and…
excerpt from http://greens.org.au/policies/care-for-people/education (21 December 2010) Policy Measure # 65: support the maintenance of the total level of Commonwealth funding for private schools at 2003-04 levels (excluding that re-allocated under previous clauses), indexed for inflation. To view the implications for just one electorate, the federal…
The federal government's review of school funding has already seen the usual lies and misinformation spread about in relation to the funding of non-government schools. There will be considerable effort made by some advocates to impress their particular views, and unbalanced perspective, on the review…
An example as to how some Catholic schools would be adversely affected if Funding Maintained was removed - click here An analysis, state by state, electorate by electorate of the impact on each school and each electroate community if Funding Maintained was removed - Excel…
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“Comments made on the weekend about independent publicly funded schools paint a misleading and potentially unfair picture” said Independent Education Union of Australia Federal Secretary Chris Watt. “Indeed the comments only add to the opaqueness of the school funding debate rather than illuminating it for…
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…
Media Release - 25 August The Minister for Education, Peter Garrett needs to clarify his remarks in relation to school funding and send a message to all schools that their funding is guaranteed in real terms, including Catholic and disadvantaged schools. The IEU Federal Secretary,…
The Independent Education Union is encouraging all schools to get registered and start preparing for the 2011 National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW), which starts on Monday 29 August. Federal Secretary of the IEU, Chris Watt said NLNW is a great initiative which is a…
Position Available – Media Officer A position for a Media/Communications Officer is now available with the Independent Education Union of Australia, in Canberra ACT (for commencement in February 2012). The position will be responsible for the development of communication and media strategies on identified professional…
Internationally - 5 October 2011Australia and New Zealand - Friday 28 October 2011 Since 1994 World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated internationally on 5 October. This year we will be celebrating the important work of our teachers on Friday 28 October. World Teachers' Day is…
Media Release - Thursday 20 October 2011 International evidence has shown that high stakes testing and reporting with financial rewards attached would lead to manipulation of testing outcomes, said the Independent Education Union. Federal Secretary of the IEU, Mr Chris Watt said reports in today’s…
Media Release - Wednesday 19 October 2011 The Independent Education Union has applauded the Australian Government’s commitment to extend the successful Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY), but is calling for the program to be extended to develop family-early childhood learning-school relationships. The…
Media Release - Tuesday 18 October 2011 The Independent Education Union has condemned the Tasmanian Government's funding cuts to non-government schools and the devastating impact the cuts will have on the students, teachers, and families that make up these school communities. The Tasmanian Education Minister,…
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