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Turnbull turns his back on preschool education

The Turnbull government is abandoning Australia’s preschool children with its plan to cut nearly $500 million in funding to the early childhood education...
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Turnbull plan to put unqualified teachers in classrooms

A new private-sector teacher recruitment program funded by the Turnbull government would send unqualified candidates with no experience into Australian...
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Julie Irwin (photograph by Michael Rayner)

Persistence pays off

One good news story can sometimes lead to another. Business manager Julie Irvine had been requesting a range review for seven years, but it was reading...
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Birmingham’s STEM solution shortcut a thought-bubble

Federal education minister Simon Birmingham’s so-called solution to address shrinking enrolments in school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (...
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Turnbull’s secret education reform plans won’t lift education standards

The Australian Education Union in Victoria says the Turnbull government’s plans for education reform contained in a leaked draft report, the National Schools...
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Minister Birmingham gets massive fail on NAPLAN Review

AEU Victoria says the NAPLAN Review agreed at today’s COAG Education Council meeting does not address principal, teacher and parents’ concerns. “Today’s...
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School funding model leaves teachers out of the equation

The teaching profession could refuse to cooperate with the Turnbull government’s education funding reforms because they will leave 87% of schools worse off...
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AEU welcomes Labor’s plan to review NAPLAN

Today's announcement by Labor MP Tanya Plibersek to back a NAPLAN review is a welcome acknowledgement of the teaching profession's concerns. Public calls...
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Sub-branch of the Year 2018

Awards announced: Sub-branch, Region and Rep of the Year

AEU Victoria has presented awards for the Sub-Branch of the Year and the Region of the Year at its second annual reps conference, which was attended by ...
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Funding cuts threaten TAFE's future

The future of Australia’s TAFE system - which has provided vocational education for millions of Australian workers - is under significant threat due to a...
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