The IEU welcomes the federal Labor government’s funding of additional university places for education students. This is an important $159 million commitment for the future of education.

Tens of thousands of IEU members will also benefit from greater access to childcare and expanded paid parental leave also announced by the federal government.

The next crucial step is to support teachers battling unsustainable workloads and burnout.

Employers and government can take immediate action to help keep experienced teachers in the classroom.

Read more here: IEU Speaks on the Federal Budget