Federation to mount schools funding campaign for next federal pollJuly 03, 2017
In the wake of Turnbull Government legislation that cuts public education funding, Federation has resolved to mount a major campaign on schools funding issue for the next federal election.
Teachers want reduced face-to-face teaching to support quality teaching and learningJuly 03, 2017
Teachers’ professional judgement would be the focus of a new campaign, in response to issues of work overload, Senior Vice President Joan Lemaire told Annual Conference.
Seven honoured as new Life MembersJuly 02, 2017
Seven teachers with an outstanding record of union activism have been inducted as Federation Life Members. This morning, on day one of the 2017 Annual Conference, held at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour, Life Membership was bestowed on:
Student need sacrificed over tax policy, Annual Conference hearsJuly 02, 2017
Frustrations over the disappearing support for teaching and learning in schools and the extraordinary obsession with data featured in Federation President Maurie Mulheron’s keynote address on the opening day of Annual Conference. Mr Mulheron said education was a casualty in the war against public provision, a consequence of 30 years of neoliberal economic orthodoxy.
Annual Conference set to tackle big issues in educationJuly 01, 2017
A range of important issues for educators such as teacher workload, affordable housing, the Gonski schools funding campaign and the future of assessment and testing are to be tackled at this year’s Federation Annual Conference. The event will be held July 2-4 at the new International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
Schools Funding Campaign UpdateJune 24, 2017
In the early hours of Friday morning, the Turnbull Government pushed through its schools funding legislation. This new funding scheme will have very serious ramifications for all teachers and students in our public schools. KEY POINTS: No longer a sector blind, needs-based model
Response to state budgetJune 21, 2017
State budget builds new schools, cuts support and caps salaries Whilst providing increased investment in capital works and maintenance for public schools, the NSW budget fails to adequately and fairly support the teachers responsible for delivering public education by cutting support staff in head office and maintaining the salary cap, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said today. Capital works and maintenance spending For decades, NSW public schools have experienced shortfalls in capital works and maintenance funding.
Turnbull and crossbench Senators to answer to electorate over education cutsJune 21, 2017
The Australian Education Union said schools across the country will miss out on billions of urgently needed funding in the next two years if the Turnbull Government’s plan passes through the Senate as predicted tomorrow. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe said that despite the political spin, the Government’s plan was not a national needs-based funding model and will leave public schools across the country under-resourced for six years or more.