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2018

October

12 October 2018

No school should have the right to turn away or discriminate against LGBTIQ students or teachers.

10 October 2018

Labor’s federal election commitment to invest $14.1 billion in our public schools rightfully returns public education as the priority of a future federal government. It recognises the importance of properly funding the system responsible for educating Australia’s 2.5 million public school students.

5 October 2018

More than seven in ten undecided voters in specific marginal electorates across Australia disapprove of the Morrison government’s $4.6 billion special funding deal for private schools, according to new polling.

4 October 2018

Labor’s $1.75 billion commitment today to guarantee ongoing funding for two years of Early Childhood Education (ECE) for every child via its National Preschool and Kindy Program is a huge step forward in giving Australia’s children the best possible start to their education.

2 October 2018

Principal associations, parent groups and other organisations from across the country are joining forces to send a strong message to the Morrison government to fund public schools fairly.

September

27 September 2018

Public school enrolments are forecast to increase by 23 times more than Catholic school enrolments over the next decade, raising hard questions about the assumptions behind the Morrison government’s $4.6 billion private school funding deal.

26 September 2018

New school funding data has revealed that Australia’s most disadvantaged government schools receive at least $10,000 less per student in government funding than equivalent Catholic schools.

21 September 2018

State and territory education ministers must stand up and fight for public schools in the wake of the Morrison government’s $4.6 billion private school spending splurge.

20 September 2018

The Morrison government’s private school funding deal is a cynical attempt by the Morrison government to buy votes at the next election at the expense of our children in our public schools.

18 September 2018

‚ÄčA secret report showing that students with low ATAR scores are being recruited into Initial Teacher Education (ITE) is of grave concern and reveals the urgent need to implement minimum entry requirements for teaching degrees in Australia.

14 September 2018

Any public school funding agreements or curriculum reforms negotiated by the Morrison government which do not include input from the teaching profession will be absolutely worthless and doomed to failure.

12 September 2018

Australian teachers are teaching larger classes and working significantly more hours than their colleagues overseas, while public funding for education as a percentage of total government expenditure is falling, according to a new report.

6 September 2018

The Budget announcements by the South Australian Marshall government on education lack detail, prop up NAPLAN instead of investing in enhanced student learning outcomes, and claim credit for funding two new schools which have already been announced by the previous government.

6 September 2018

Nearly eleven thousand public-school supporters will send a strong message to Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reverse his billion-dollar cuts to public school funding.

3 September 2018

A national Week of Action to highlight the impacts of the Morrison government’s $1.9 billion in funding cuts to Australia’s public schools will hits the streets across the country.

August

28 August 2018

New Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan will have absolutely no positive impact in his portfolio if he persists with the Morrison government’s policy of cutting billions of dollars from federal public school funding.

27 August 2018

A report declaring that data from the 2018 NAPLAN is essentially useless means that new Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan must heed the calls for a comprehensive review of NAPLAN and My School.

23 August 2018

Nearly eleven thousand public-school supporters will send a strong message to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today to reverse his billion-dollar cuts to public school funding.

15 August 2018

Early Childhood Education (ECE) delegates from around the nation will descend on federal parliament today to ensure that politicians understand the importance of guaranteed ongoing funding for universal access to preschool for all four-year-old children.

10 August 2018

Reports of a second planned meeting by senior state and territory education officials about the NAPLAN online crisis have exposed a lack of leadership by Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham.

8 August 2018

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham needs to provide an immediate explanation to parents and teachers over how significant the problems are with the NAPLAN online data.

6 August 2018

The Turnbull government is abandoning Australia’s preschool children with its plan to cut nearly $500 million in funding to the early childhood education sector.

2 August 2018

A new private-sector teacher recruitment program funded by the Turnbull Government would send unqualified candidates with no experience into Australian school classrooms to teach public school students, with the hope of earning their teaching credentials on the job.

July

31 July 2018

A plan by the Turnbull government to create another private school special funding deal is categorical proof of the failure of the Gonski 2.0 education funding model to provide fair funding for all school students in Australia.

9 July 2018

Simon Birmingham’s solution to fix shrinking school student science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enrolments fails to address the real issue of having a comprehensive plan to fix teacher shortages.