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With the passing this morning of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, the IEU wishes to share an opinion piece written by Br Kelvin Canavan in which he reflects on Gough's contribution to education in Australia.
The Independent Education Union of Australia expresses its resounding support for recommendations regarding improved accommodation of students with a disability, contained in the recently published Review of the Australian Curriculum.
We need courageous leadership from Federal Parliamentarians on behalf of students with disabilities and their school communities.
After collecting members’ stories and identifying problems for parents in the workplace, the Women’s and Equity Committee have produced a an informative Flexible Work Arrangements Guide. Available here. 
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. 
Across the country, distressing stories clearly show that Students with Disabilities are not receiving the support in classrooms that is their right. 
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…
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.
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.
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 ProjectAESA is a broad alliance of organisations representing teachers, parents and educators across early…
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,…
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. 
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.  
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.
The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEU) will form a coalition later this year in response to the Australian Senate failing to address the under-resourcing of educational needs of students with disabilities.   
It is a nonsense that professions like medicine, law, nursing and engineers have their own professional body but teachers remain the playthings of government policy. 
Spending a further two years in study at university, predominantly in theoretical or ‘research’ work is not what teacher education needs, according to Federal Secretary Chris Watt.  Increasing teacher training to a six year qualification has the odour of filling university seats rather than what’s…
The Australian Government should commit the same level of resources to all teacher trainees and support to schools to assist in mentoring and early career development as it does per capita through the Teach for Australia program.  
WE SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. WILL YOU?  The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEU) today launches their Students with Disability campaign which will see IEU members sign and send a postcard to their senate representative, demanding that the Abbott Government direct additional federal budget funding…
Federal Secretary Chris Watt recently discussed the effect of Federal Budget cuts on students with disability on Melbourne's community radio station 3CR. The full podcast is available here.       
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