Paid practicums crucial for future of teaching profession

Our union has endorsed the Federal Government’s Universities Accord Final Report recommendation to reduce financial pressure on teaching students by introducing paid practicums.

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Loopholes closed as major wins for workers pass Parliament

Legislative reforms represent biggest change to workplace laws in the last 25 years.

Independent Education Union - Queensland and Northern Territory Branch

The IEU (QLD & NT) is the union for teachers, school support staff and other education professionals in the non-government education sector in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

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IEU/QTU AI Decision-Making Framework updated

An updated version of the AI and Digital Technologies in Education Decision-Making Framework is now available for members.

Teacher workload & staff retention must be part of NRSA solution

Federal Secretary Brad Hayes said a failure to address excessive teacher workloads may doom many of the proposed reforms to fail.

IEU feedback on Queensland’s Putting Queensland Kids First plan

Our union has lodged a submission to inform the development of the Putting Queensland Kids First early intervention package.

Queensland education unions Closing the Industrial Gap

Our union and the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) have released landmark industrial guidelines to establish just and fair benchmarks for the employment of First Nations education workers.

New ATPDF advisories online

Our union has released a range of member advisories on the updated version of AITSL’s ATPDF.

Addressing the barriers non-native English-speaking teachers face

Paul Giles writes regarding the negative impact of non-native English-speaking teachers being marginalised.

AI in schools: what it means legally

David Quinn, Special Counsel at Holding Redlich, examines where Australia’s legal response is up to when it comes to the AI race.

Workers’ wages finally rising

Australian unions have welcomed news working people’s wages are finally rising after years of going backwards.

Historic report reveals shameful gender pay gap

A new report reveals that some of Australia’s largest and most well-known employers are paying their women employees up to 40% less than male employees.

Members’ voice must be heard on early childhood teacher registration

IEU member feedback will be critical as the Northern Territory (NT) government seeks feedback on options for extending the teacher registration scheme in the Territory to early childhood teachers (ECT) working in non-school early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings.  

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