The Federal Government’s attempt to use funding arrangements to force non-government schools into transitioning away from remote learning is divisive and destructive wedge-politics.

The IEU is deeply disappointed to see education funding yet again being used as a political weapon, particularly at a time when our staff and students need consistency, clarity and support from all levels of government.

We call on non-government schools to reject this irresponsible federal government proposal, which brings no new funding or support to the table, compromises the safety of staff and students and seeks to exploit short term financial concerns.

We call on state, territory and federal governments to support all schools through this crisis, to ensure that advice is clear and consistent, and to let teachers and support staff get on with the important work of safely educating our students.   Read more IEUA Speaks Irresponsible Federal Government Proposal 29 April 2020