“A government that can find $65 billion for corporate tax cuts can surely find the funding required to ensure every child gets a high quality education."<br /><em> AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe </em>
The Australian Education Union (AEU) says recommendations in the Through Growth to Achievement Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools released today require significant resources, yet PM Malcolm Turnbull has cut $1.9 billion funding to public schools over the next two years alone.
This announcement to undermine teacher registration and encourage people from other professions to move into a teaching role will have broad ramifications for teaching and education in our schools if implemented.
No political party that supports equity or fair funding of schools should support Malcolm Turnbull’s new schools funding model, the AEU said today.
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.
A clear majority of voters in the Coalition’s 20 most marginal seats want Malcolm Turnbull to reverse his cuts to Gonski funding and believe it is far more important for Australia’s future than his plan for a $48 billion corporate tax cut.
Today’s announcement that the Turnbull Government will extend preschool funding to the end of 2018 won’t end the sector’s long-term uncertainty.
Malcolm Turnbull’s latest policy on schools funding will leave schools with billions of dollars of resources less than they need, and is no substitute for honouring the six-year Gonski agreements in full, the AEU said today.
AEU media release, 5 April 2017
The AEU has called on Independent and minor party MPs to stand up for Gonski funding in any negotiations over forming government in the wake of Saturday’s election....
With just days to go before the Federal election, the Coalition has no vision for schools beyond cuts to needs-based Gonski funding after 2017.
Today’s National TAFE Day sees public vocational education in Australia still under threat and emphasises the importance of guaranteeing TAFEs the 70 per cent share of VET funding they need.
The importance of the full six years of needs-based Gonski funding has been highlighted by a new AEU analysis showing government funding to private schools has increased at twice the rate of public schools.
Gonski funding is delivering improved results for students. The 'Getting Results: Gonski funding in Australia’s schools' report, profiles 24 schools which have used needs-based Gonski funding to lift student performance.
Today’s federal budget has confirmed that Malcolm Turnbull will abandon needs-based Gonski funding and turn his back on disadvantaged schools and their students.
The AEU will spend $2 million on Free-to-Air TV advertising as part of its campaign to secure bi-partisan support for the full six years of needs-based Gonski funding.
The AEU today welcomed Labor's commitment to delivering the full six years of needs-based Gonski funding to our schools and called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to match it.
Gonski Week (Oct 26 - Nov 1) starts today celebrating the difference Gonski funding is making to schools and the need for governments to provide the full six years of needs-based funding recommended by the Gonski Review....
The AEU has called on new Education Minister Simon Birmingham to meet the Federal Government’s commitment to properly fund all students with disability, not cut funding....
We need the States to continue to push for the full six years of needs-based Gonski funding to ensure that all students have access to a quality education. We need to close the gaps in resources that are holding students back.
The AEU today called on state and territory governments to reject the Abbott Government’s reported proposals to stop funding public schools or force many parents to pay to send their children to them.
"We need the full six years of the needs-based Gonski reforms to ensure that all schools reach minimum resourcing standards."
Christopher Pyne’s announcement today of $17 million to improve teacher training will do little to address the damage its cuts to Gonski funding would do to schools, the AEU said today.
New research by the AEU has found that eight out of ten principals do not have the resources they need to educate growing numbers of students with disability...
The AEU wishes to express its shock at the massacre of over 100 students and teachers at a school in Pakistan and its solidarity with the families of the victims and the school community.
AEU Dep. Federal President Correna Haythorpe said........... the findings of the inquiry reflected the views of thousands of teachers, students and principals who had made submissions calling for the Gonski funding to be delivered in full
New research shows Abbott’s cuts to Gonski funding will rip $2.67 billion out of public schools – equivalent to 20,000 teachers
The Coalition has left public schools in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland entirely out in the cold on schools funding says the AEU Federal President...
The Australian Education Union has slammed the Coalition’s education announcement as a disappointing sleight of hand.
The Australian Education Union has said the Coalition’s announcement today shows just how important schools funding is in this election, but that many questions remain on Coalition education policy.
The Australian Education Union has welcomed the news today of the NSW State Government committing to the Gonski schools funding reforms in that state
The Australian Education Union has today condemned Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s promise to scrap Gonski if elected.
Following the COAG meeting today, the Australian Education Union said that
premiers and Chief Ministers on Gonski will only firm the resolve of parents, teachers and principals to keep up the campaign until schools funding reform is achieved.
The Australian Education Union has said Tony Abbott’s efforts to derail Gonski negotiations are coming unstuck with the news that Victoria has signed up to a six year Gonski agreement with the Commonwealth.
The Australian Education Union has slammed the Abbott Government’s efforts to walk away from their election commitment to Gonski.
AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe said that despite some positive news, the gaps in results for Indigenous students remained a matter of national concern and required the full six years of Gonski funding
"– what is needed is to lift our overall investment in schools and target the extra funds to addressing disadvantage” <em>AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe </em>
“The flawed VET FEE-HELP scheme went hand in hand with cuts to government funding for TAFEs. With VET FEE-HELP gone we need state and federal governments to restore funding to TAFEs to ensure Australians have access to quality vocational training."
Governments must address growing workloads or lose teachers