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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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News

Catholic employer backpay failure leads to federal court action

Our union has today (3 December 2020) taken the extraordinary step of taking the Toowoomba Catholic Education Office and Downlands College to the Federal Court following their respective failures as employers to provide backpay to a number of employees

MPs on 15% super want to break election promise

A growing number of Liberal MPs are publicly calling for promised increases to super to be abandoned, while continuing to pocket 15.4% super in their own taxpayer-funded salaries.

Australia’s super system a world leader that must be protected

Australia’s retirement system has also once again ranked highly in the annual global index, finishing 2020 as the world’s fourth best.

The superannuation affordability lie

As workers await their legislated 0.5% rise in superannuation next year, some employers and government MPs are attempting to cancel the ‘unaffordable’ increase.

Building capacities and capabilities: the role of learning support teachers

Teachers and school officers who specialise in supporting inclusive education for students with additional learning needs have key roles across all sectors of the Australian education system. IE journalist Jessica Willis talks to two IEU members and learning support teachers about what their role is and how they support school communities.

We’ve waited 30 years for 12% super, it’s time to raise the rate

While Australia is in the grips of its first recession in 30 years due to COVID-19, many are arguing a planned increase of the super guarantee to 12% is unaffordable.

Urgent action needed to eliminate violence and harassment at work

Australian federal government still failing to take the real steps to end violence and harassment at work.

Queensland Senior Assessment Processes review needed

Our union and the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) are calling for the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) to formally review the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) senior assessment processes and procedures.

New maths inclusivity approaches for students with Down Syndrome

Research has uncovered key approaches teachers can use to be more inclusive in their classrooms when teaching mathematics to students with Down Syndrome.

Study supports positive attitude to maths/science and academic achievement link

New research conducted by academics from Western Sydney University suggests there is a link between students having a positive attitude towards mathematics and science and their academic success in these subjects.

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