Turnbull’s cuts agenda failed to convince State MinistersMay 18, 2017
Parents, school communities and state ministers remain united in their fight against Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s agenda of education cuts that will see students miss out on $3.2 billion in funding in 2018 and 2019, the Australian Education Union said in a media release today. Today’s COAG Education Council meeting was a farce, aimed at giving states the illusion of consultation, in an attempt to railroad states to agree on a flawed plan, the federal union said.
IDAHOT marks turning pointMay 17, 2017
Today is IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) or IDAHOBIT International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia), an internationally recognised day of action to give visibility to the experiences of LGBTIQ people around the world. The day marks the date that the World Health Organisation decided to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990 and as such is an appropriate day to take action against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
Teachers welcome Labor’s pledge to invest in public schools and TAFEMay 12, 2017
The NSW Teachers Federation welcomes Federal Labor’s budget reply announcement of greater investment in public schools and TAFE.
Dramatic intervention on school fundingMay 11, 2017
In an unprecedented move, the head of NSW public education has been compelled to urgently write today to every public school principal in the state, instructing them not to rely upon or trust the funding figures released by the Turnbull Government.
Data shows NSW public schools to lose millions under Turnbull funding planMay 11, 2017
NSW public schools will lose $846 million under the Turnbull government’s plan for school funding, Acting Federation President Gary Zadkovich said today.
Federal Budget robs NSW public school students of proper supportMay 10, 2017
Last night's federal Budget confirms the Turnbull government intends to abandon genuine needs-based schools funding, Federation Acting President Joan Lemaire said today. Under the six-year National Education Reform Agreement (NERA) signed between Commonwealth and NSW in 2013, all NSW public schools would have achieved the Schooling Resource Standard by 2019, but the Turnbull government's plan to dishonour the Gonski agreement and spread less money over 10 years means schools might never meet the standard and will remain under-resourced.
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Birmingham admits new plan won’t give all students the resources they needMay 05, 2017
Education Minister Simon Birmingham has admitted that there is no guarantee schools will reach the Schooling Resource Standard under the Turnbull government’s new funding model, the Australian Education Union (AEU) charged today. Mr Birmingham’s comment yesterday that how the states managed their share of education funding was up to them showed the federal government has effectively abandoned the most disadvantaged schools and is “pursuing equity between states at the expense of equity for students”, the AEU said.
Voters prefer Gonski to ‘out of touch’ Turnbull’s company tax cutsMay 04, 2017
Voters want next week’s federal Budget to fund Gonski in full rather than see Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gifting business with tax cuts, the Australian Education Union (AEU) said today, citing a new survey of 20 marginal seats. The polling, which shows 71 per cent of respondents see Mr Turnbull as being out of touch with their concerns, reinforces the AEU’s condemnation of the federal government’s announcement this week to leave schools $2 billion worse off in 2018-19 by not funding Gonski in full. Voters strongly supported increasing resources for schools.
Turnbull schools funding plan denies learning opportunities to NSW childrenMay 03, 2017
Every year that schools are not funded to the minimum resource standard students will be denied the opportunity to reach their potential, Federation Acting President Joan Lemaire said today. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday announced a 10-year funding plan that would effectively prevent all schools reaching the minimum schooling resource standard. If the Turnbull government fully funded its part of the six-year Gonski agreements signed with several state and territory governments, all schools would reach this standard by 2019.
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