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The IEUA Federal Executive has unanimously carried a resolution to amend the union's rules to meet new requirements legislated on Registered Organisations. To view the application click here.
The IEU's 2013 National Conference: Quality Education What We Do, Who We Are is being held in Canberra on 3-4 October at Old Parliament House. The Conference will examine the current policy settings in the Australian education environment and consider the professional and industrial implications…
In mid July the Independent Education Union of Australia wrote to a wide spectrum of political parties seeking their response to key issues facing IEU members in schools and early childhood education. Each state branch contributed to a list of election questions to be put…
The IEU reaffirms its opposition to the current treatment of asylum-seekers by the Australian Government. Read our full statement here. The IEU urges all political parties and Members of Parliament to stop using policies regarding asylum seekers to foster misunderstanding, social division and distrust, and…
Over 72,000 teacher members will soon have the opportunity to hear candidates running for a seat in the Australian Federal Election 2013 on education matters. To assist with addressing the questions and concerns of teachers, the Independent Education Union of Australia has written to key…
THE Catholic education system has agreed to sign on to the Better Schools Plan, formerly Gonski, after securing a reported extra $600 million in funding for the sector. Despite new confidence for Catholic educators on funding, the IEU continues to approach with trepidation the true…
Branch Out's latest edition for July is now available here. 
A new opinion piece "Gonski: The Good, the Bad and The Ugly" by Federal Secretary Chris Watt explores why current funding reforms touted as 'Gonski' by the Federal Government bear little resemblance to the Gonski report's original recommendations. Read the full version by clicking here.
The Independent Education Union of Australia has called on Melbourne University to distance itself from inappropriate and unprofessional comments made by Professor Judith Sloan regarding graduates from “second rate universities”. The IEU wishes to express its outrage over the attack on early childhood teacher members,…
Our union's Federal Secretary Chris Watt spoke with Angus Randall this morning on Radio Adelaide. Mr Watt discussed some of the findings from a recent NAPLAN survey of over 2000 IEU members. In the on-air interview, our federal secretary shares what members think of NAPLAN testing…
The IEU has lodged an application to the Fair Work Commission for rule alterations arising from the New Financial Requirements under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012. You can view a copy of our application here. 
MEDIA RELEASEMay 22, 2013 A survey of 1600 Independent Education Union members has revealed that 90% believe the funding agreement between the Federal Government and NSW State Government is not adequate to address the immediate needs of disadvantaged and special needs students in public schools. …
Australian students in Years 3 and 9 last week sat for NAPLAN, the nation's largest basic skills testing scheme. IEU Federal Secretary Chris Watt has reflected on the relevance of the scheme in a new opinion piece which reveals some of the union's findings about…
The Independent Education Union of Australia had lodged an application regarding a rule change for the NSW/ACT Branch change of address. The application can be accessed clicking the link below.   
Australian teachers recently shared with the IEU their responses to Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s comments proposing an individualised learning plan for every student. Teachers have warned that such a plan could only be adopted with appropriate release and planning time, however a large number of…
The Independent Education Union of Australia has received its 2012 Audit Report. A copy of this document can be read by clicking on the link below.
Australian Financial Review Wednesday, April 17 Jonathan Barrett In a downside of the mining boom, high costs, especially for labour, is expected to force private schools in Western Australia to raise fees at a faster rate than elsewhere in the country. Independent Education Union of…
The Independent Education Union of Australia has vowed to lobby against a potentially huge workload increase for teachers in non-government schools. IEUA Federal Secretary Chris Watt dubbed absurd and nonsensical comments made by Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday proposing an “individualised learning plan” for…
Independent Education Union of Australia MEDIA RELEASEApril 8, 2013 RIGHTS FOR ALL AUSTRALIAN WORKERS Proper conditions for Australian and migrant workers should come first with regard to the allocation of 457 visas to skilled migrant workers. In response to public debate regarding the suitability of…
The State and Federal Education Ministers meeting on Friday provides a genuine opportunity for government stakeholders to clarify their execution of the Gonski recommendations, particularly in relation to funding. While the Independent Education Union of Australia supports a new funding model for Australian schools in…
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