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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.       
The Indepdent Education Union of Australia, together with the Commonwealth Teacher's Group, calls on Education International to encourage affiliates to take swift action advocating for the safe return of the 234 school girls abducted from the Nigerian Government College in Chibok, on 14th April.  Echoing sentiments put…
Independent Education Union of Australia Federal Secretary Chris Watt has called for the additional commitment of dollars for school counsellors in the Federal Government's 2014 Budget to be reversed and redirected, for the sake of fairness, to funding students with disabilities in schools.   "No…
In a recent meeting with Assistant Minister for Education, Sussan Ley, the Independent Education Union of Australia encouraged the Federal Government to continue to invest in Quality Early Childhood Education.  
The Independent Education Union of Australia is extremely concerned about the Commission of Audit recommendations on Education Funding.    
The Independent Education Union of Australia expresses condolences to the family and school community at Corpus Christi College, UK, where teacher Anne Maguire was stabbed to death in front of her class.     "This incident is especially tragic in a profession that should be respected,…
The Independent Education Union of Australia condemns a report released by the Centre for Independent Studies, which advocates fees for public school students from high-income families.        Federal Secretary Chris Watt said the non-government teachers union was bewildered by the assertion that less…
Despite already making a financial commitment to the provision of quality education, parents and school communities will face the additional burden of financing the demand for new schools. Independent Education Union of Australia Federal Secretary Chris Watt said the Gonski report had called for additional…
The Independent Education Union of Australia welcomes a new opportunity for review of current reporting and accountability requirements on Australian Schools.   Federal Secretary Chris Watt said the non-government teachers' union was supportive of possible legislative amendments that would reduce regulatory burden on members and…
Education International is launching a global survey to assess the conditions in which teaching and learning occur and how they impact the quality of education. The survey is an effort to ensure that the global debate on education reflects the reality of the classroom and…
The Independent Education Union of Australia today applauds the Catholic School’s Office for their sincere and generous commitment to establish a bursary scheme for refugee students. Read the IEUA's full release here.
In light of recent media reports detailing the Independent Education Union's fight for increased support for teachers supervising university students in the classroom, Federal Secretary Chris Watt highlights the importance of delivering a high quality initial teacher education program. Read the full piece below:  
NSW/ACT IEU Branch General Secretary John Quessy features in today's Sydney Morning Herald, highlighting the importance of quality teacher practicum. Read the SMH article here. 
Teachers and principals are being asked to partake in a survey that will ultimately help policy makers manage cyberbullying. Take that survey here.  
Results for the Independent Education Union of Australia’s Federal Executive election are now available here. 
Tim Lyons gave a truly inspiring speech last Friday at the Australian Unions Organising Conference. In his closing address, Mr Lyons spoke about the need for change as we face a new frontier of powerful forces challenging the "basic role of trade unions and the legitimacy…
Teachers and principals must be able to plan and allocate resources to meet all children’s learning needs.  The new funding system, Better Schools, will need reform, but it doesn’t need a wrecking ball. To read the IEU's background piece on the current debate, click here.…
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is holding an appeal to assist our Philippines partner provide medical assistance to communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan Click here to find out more and donate
Comments today by The Greens about “walking away” from school funding, or “tearing up” agreements do nothing to help schools in preparing for the 2014 school year. Indeed, the comments show little appreciation or understanding of the considerable work needing to be done on measures…
Time to make violence a thing of the past. The White Ribbon campaign is implementing a range of programs in schools, sport and workplaces to promote non-violent relationships and to empower boys and men to speak out against violence. Click here to read more
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