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2019

May

15 May 2019

The NAPLAN online debacle has shattered any confidence that the teaching profession has in NAPLAN going forward.

13 May 2019

The deep funding inequality facing public schools has been revealed in the latest ACARA My School data which shows that despite public schools educating the vast majority of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, Independent schools nationally had 40% more net recurrent income than public schools, while Catholic schools had 4% more income

8 May 2019

The urgent need for fairer funding arrangements for public schools has been highlighted by new figures which show large resource gaps between public and private schools in the Bass electorate.

7 May 2019

Public school children in the Northern Territory have been badly affected in today’s Budget by funding cuts to public schools imposed by the Morrison Government.

2 May 2019

Public schools have taken over Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga to highlight the importance of reversing the Morrison Government’s $256 million in public school funding cuts in South Australia.

1 May 2019

Victorian public schools take over Burston Reserve at the rear of the Victorian Parliament to demand Scott Morrison reverse $804 million in cuts to Victoria’s public schools.

April

30 April 2019

State schools have taken over the seat of Bonner to highlight the importance of reversing the Morrison Government’s $647 million in state school funding cuts in Queensland.

29 April 2019

The Federal Government has been caught diverting millions of dollars in capital funding to pay for cafes, dance studios and drama theatres in wealthy private schools.

25 April 2019

New polling has shown that voters in Corangamite haven’t been fooled by the Morrison Government’s attempts to disguise its $14 billion in public school funding cuts as evidence of record school funding.

25 April 2019

New polling has shown that voters in Gilmore haven’t been fooled by the Morrison Government’s attempts to disguise its $14 billion in public school funding cuts as evidence of record school funding.

24 April 2019

Voters in Pearce prefer public school investment over tax cuts for the wealthy

24 April 2019

New polling has shown that voters in Dickson haven’t been fooled by the Morrison Government’s attempts to disguise its $14 billion in public school funding cuts as evidence of record school funding.

23 April 2019

Boothby voters aren’t fooled by Nicolle Flint’s advertising about public school funding

5 April 2019

Labor leader Bill Shorten has reaffirmed Labor’s commitment to public education in his Budget reply speech.

3 April 2019

The Morrison Government’s Budget has failed to provide a single dollar of specific funding for TAFE – in fact it is completely silent on TAFE altogether.

3 April 2019

The Morrison Government’s Federal Budget has failed the fairness test by neglecting to put public education first.

2 April 2019

Public schools have taken over the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra today to highlight the importance of reversing the Morrison Government’s $14 billion in public school funding cuts.

March

8 March 2019

‚ÄčThe Morrison government will cut $14 billion in funding from public schools in Australia over the next decade despite new figures showing that public schools are experiencing the lion’s share of growth in new student enrolments.

8 March 2019

The Australian Education Union (AEU) supports the rights of students to speak out in protest about the challenges posed by climate change in Australia.

6 March 2019

Workload and excessive out-of-hours work are a key cause of low morale amongst public school teachers in Australia, with nearly 92 per cent of teachers expressing concern that they do not have enough time outside of classes for lesson planning, marking, report writing and administrative tasks.

February

28 February 2019

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has welcomed the release of the terms of reference of Labor’s National Inquiry into Post-secondary Education in Australia, saying Australia’s TAFE system has suffered greatly under the Morrison government’s drive to privatise vocational education.

27 February 2019

A newspaper which inappropriately published simplistic league tables of NAPLAN performance between South Australia public schools has breached the Terms of Use of the website from which the data is located.

22 February 2019

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan’s bid to review the Melbourne Declaration is a farce which has failed to win the full support of all state and territory members of the national Education Council.

20 February 2019

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has welcomed Labor’s announcement committing an extra $300 million in funding if it wins government to ensure Students with Disability get the support they need at school.

19 February 2019

Nearly four in five public school principals say they do not have sufficient resources to cater for students with disability, according to a survey of public schools across Australia.