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“There have been many parliamentary Inquiries held over the last twenty years which go to the heart of the critical issues in Australian education including teacher training” said Independent Education Union of Australia Federal Secretary Lynne Rolley. “The federal government has also commissioned research work…
“We know that good quality early child care and education sets the right foundation for children's further development," said Independent Education Union (IEU) Federal Secretary Lynne Rolley "Early childhood education and child care services are important in terms of an individual child's needs for companionship,…
Mineworkers on collective agreements typically earn more than $100,000 per year, while those on AWAs typically earn far less than that. On Tuesday 28 August Steve Knott from the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) and Mitch Hooke from the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)…
Commenting on the BCA's policy paper "Restoring our Edge in Education", IEU Federal Secretary Lynne Rolley said the BCA “is clearly looking for a better deal than what the Howard government has delivered for Australia although there is not a lot in the report which…
Jeff McMullen Address to Australian Catholic University Sydney Monday 25th June 2007   As my television program ended one night and the debate on the future of Aboriginal Australians was moving to another phase of tension and uncertainty, Patrick Dodson leant across the panel desk and said in a quiet,…
“The fact that Australia’s Aboriginal peoples remain at the bottom level of every economic, health and social indicator is unacceptable and should be a source of national shame.” said Independent Education Union Federal Secretary Lynne Rolley. “Changing this must be a national priority and Australians…
The IEUA Executive meeting in Darwin (5 July) unanimously carried a resolution noted the continued failure of governments to address indigenous issues and called on government to work in a collaborative and urgent manner IEU resolution re Indigenous Affairs
The Future of Schooling in Australia report endorsed by the Council for Australian Federation (released in April 2007) proposes a new national framework for Australian schooling by the states and territories. The IEUA has endorsed the report in principle. Future of Schooling in Australia
The ATO advice makes the following points to taxpayers: The earlier you send in your tax return, the earlier you will receive your refund.Even if you have a tax debt, the earliest you have to pay is 21 November 2007 .You have until 31 October…
“The Federal Education Minister’s self congratulatory remarks about the commitment of States to National Testing, under the threat of withholding student funding, is still about posture and not about the needs of students” said Independent Education Union Acting Federal Secretary Chris Watt. “We already know…
The first in a series of 'Conversations pieces examining issues around industrial relations and broader economic questions. The first paper looks at the negative impact of removing the right to collectively bargain. Downloadable files Winding Back the Gains of Enterprise Bargaining Contact detailsChris Watt Assistant…
"Business and corporate support for schools and students is not a new concept in schools but one that needs careful management, consideration and parameters" said Independent Education Union Federal Secretary Lynne Rolley. "For years and years businesses and even individuals have supported schools through annual…
"The Independent Education Union welcomes the initiatives outlined by the Opposition Education spokesperson Stephen Smith in relation to vocational education" said IEUA Federal Secretary Lynne Rolley. "It is disappointing that this area, like many others in education, has been the subject of countless inquiries over…
"The IEU is disappointed at the current position adopted by the Parliamentary Labor Party in relation to the building industry watchdog" said Independent Education Union Federal Secretary Lynne Rolley.   "The Howard Government has given its watchdog excessive powers to monitor allegations of inappropriate behaviour…
An audit of the 13 government inquiries held into education over the past decade should be conducted to determine whether the federal Government has implemented their recommendations. Justine Ferrari, Education writerJune 01, 2007The Australian The Independent Education Union, representing 65 per cent of teachers in…
The Independent Education Union of Australia strongly supports the Go8 policy paper "Languages in Crisis" which describes the decline in teaching foreign languages as critical. "This government's record in relation to language education is dreadful. It scrapped the funding for the national Languages and Literacy…
22 May 2007 Better teachers achieve better student outcomes. It's a "no-brainer" really, so what is all the hype around the recent research announcement by Economist Andrew Leigh? In fact, even if Andrew Leigh's ‘estimations' are correct, does it lead us anywhere other than more…
10 May 2007 While large amounts of money have been splashed across the education sector, there is an absence of any cohesive plan and a failure to address ongoing structural issues in school education. What’s wrong with the 2007 Federal Budget? Downloadable files What's wrong…
10 May 2007 "This is a budget about Peter Costello's future, not the future of education for Australia's young people'' said Lynne Rolley, Federal Secretary of the Independent Education Union of Australia. "Once teachers and parents get past the hype and look at the detail…
8 May 2007 Despite record tax revenues the Howard Government has consistently failed for a decade to invest in Australia's long term future through building up infrastructure and investing in education and skill development says IEUA Federal Secretary Lynne Rolley. "While Australian workers will welcome…
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