No political party that supports equity or fair funding of schools should support Malcolm Turnbull’s new schools funding model, the AEU said today.
4 May 2017 AEU media release: Birmingham admits new plan won't give all students the resources they need
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.
4 May 2017 AEU media release: Turnbull's one year funding commitment won't end preschool uncertainty
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.
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.
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.
Since it was first held in 1999, Harmony Day has grown to become a significant annual day for Australians to come together, celebrate our nation’s cultural diversity and share what we have in common.
The AEU’s “I Give a Gonski” Campaign will launch a national bus tour in Adelaide and Brisbane today to highlight the great results Gonski funding is delivering to schools and the threat to students from Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to scrap Gonski after this year.
The AEU today called on Malcolm Turnbull to abandon his plans to slash Gonski funding for schools releasing a new report showing the outstanding results schools are already achieving with increased Gonski funding.
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....
Rally of Gonski supporters and pledge by political candidates to implement the full Gonski school-funding model Friday 24 June
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.
16 May 2016 AEU media release: New analysis shows government funding increases to private schools double those of public schools
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.
3 May 2016 AEU media release: Turnbull’s Budget fails fairness test and abandons disadvantaged students
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.
Rally to show support for Yeronga State High School student Mojgan Shamaslipoor, her teachers and the school community and express opposition to the forced transfer of Brisbane high school students to a detention centre in Darwin
The Queensland Teachers’ Union has welcomed today’s release of school-by-school calculations for Gonski funding in Queensland schools, saying it confirms the urgent need for the Queensland Premier to sign up the much-needed reforms.
Teachers, principals and TAFE educators around Queensland will celebrate and demonstrate over the Labour Day weekend.
The QTU has condemned the Queensland Government’s abandonment of class size targets, as announced today in the Government’s response to the Commission of Audit recommendations
The QTU will ballot members on a revised offer made by the State Government during enterprise bargaining negotiations. The offer…
Queensland state school teachers and principals have voted to take industrial action in protest against the Queensland Governmen…
Queensland Teachers’ Union members and officers will meet with Prime Minister Julia Gillard and senior Federal Government Minist…
Media release: Teachers, principals and student teachers will hold an after-school rally outside Parliament House tomorrow (Wedn…
The model represents a fundamental change that recognises the value to the nation of investing in education for all children, pa…
QTU President Steve Ryan said the discussion paper had avoided many of the populist but ill-conceived “local autonomy” notions that would treat principals as ‘business managers’ and leave them struggling to do ever more with ever less, taking them away from their key roles as school curriculum leaders.
Advice - QTAD
Training, seminars & PD
- salary info
- campaign information
- branch meetings and much more
One of the great benefits of QTU membership is access to the QTU library.
Find out more about the library's great collection and how to order and request books online here.
You can visit us at
21 Graham Street, Milton Q 4064
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm
Qld Retired Teachers' Assoc.
For the professional...
- Click here for resources to assist you and professional organisations to support you to meet the increasing demands of your role.
- Care about your profession and want to help shape its future?
Join the new Professional Issues Network Group (PING) now!
QTU On-line Shop