QTU President comments
26 Aug. 2019, 4:07 pm
QTU members employed by TAFE Queensland will stop work for 24-hours on Wednesday 28 August 2019 in their ongoing dispute with the Queensland Government over negotiations for a new enterprise bargaining agreement.
11 Jun. 2019, 4:44 pm
Queensland’s rapidly growing public education system, early childhood education, schools and TAFE, will benefit from the additional investment delivered in today’s State Budget.
17 Apr. 2019, 4:56 pm
17 April 2019 QTU President Kevin Bates: Election campaigns are notoriously peppered with claim and counter-claim about political parties telling lies to get themselves elected...and people are rightly left scratching their heads about what is true...
3 Apr. 2019, 4:07 pm
The true measure of the government’s commitment to education is the consequences of its Budget priorities.
25 Oct. 2018, 11:22 am
25 Oct 2018 :After several months of uncertainty, the Queensland Government has released the evaluation of the Independent Public Schools (IPS) program and mapped a process to determine the future shape of state school autonomy. QTU President Kevin Bates comments.
10 Oct. 2018, 12:10 pm
A commitment to invest $14.1 billion in state schools over a decade from 2020 places Bill Shorten and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in an even stronger position on education in the lead up to the next federal election.
21 Sep. 2018, 11:24 am
QTU President: The Prime Minister’s contemptuous dismissal of genuine community concerns about the funding arrangements for state schools has added significant heat to the debate on fair funding for all schools...
27 Aug. 2018, 2:55 pm
With the 2018 NAPLAN results to be released this week, new independent research on the shambolic test process has declared that the data is worthless.
8 Aug. 2018, 8:23 am
An ABC news story has today revealed a major problem with the 2018 NAPLAN data which means that data from the paper and online version is not comparable.
25 May 2018, 2:45 pm
When Queensland teachers voted overwhelmingly to call for a review of NAPLAN, we knew that we had started something big. Recent comments by the Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham begin to tell us just how big this is going to get.