From the President: The price of distrust

What a disappointment to see the federal government and the Federal Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, demonstrate a little of how bad a bad government can be.

From the President: Reflections on Asia-Pacific education

The recent Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of Education International addressed the lofty goal of charting the response of education unions to the United Nations' plan to transform our world through sustainable development.

From the President: What a difference a little understanding makes

The ALP announcement of a new policy on education in the 2015 election period was met with scepticism. More than two years later, the Palaszczuk government has delivered.

From the President: Breaking the rules can be good for the soul

A comment by ACTU General Secretary Sally McManus has left people across Australia enthused by the thought of turning back the industrial relations clock

From the President: Students are more important than politicians

The 2017 Federal Budget continued a longstanding tradition of many politicians putting themselves before their constituents. In the case of school funding, this meant putting their interests before the educational outcomes of students.

From the President: Service deserves respect

Living and working thousands of kilometres from what was formerly “home”, with whole families relocating, has always presented personal and professional challenges. In the current era it is increasingly presenting a financial challenge as well.

From the President: Gonski - stay the course

Much of the latest commentary about school funding is designed to do one thing, distract us from the clear and unambiguous goal of a needs-based, sector-blind funding model for all schools in Australia.

From the President: We turned the tide, now to clear the hurdles

As the dust settles from the outcome of the US presidential election, the geopolitics of 2017 looms as a great challenge for the advancement of the QTU’s professional and industrial agenda on behalf of members.