Giving voice to our profession

Giving voice to our profession

Teacher professional boards are significant governing bodies for our profession – ones which IEU members fought to establish and then to be part of the representative body. We asked our union’s representative on the Queensland Council of Teachers (QCT) Aleisha...
NAPLAN 2023 changes explained

NAPLAN 2023 changes explained

With NAPLAN testing being held this week across the country, it is a good time to review the upcoming changes set to be implemented following the 2020 NAPLAN Review and the longstanding advocacy of our union to all levels of government. What are the changes from 2023?...
Protecting school communities from online abuse

Protecting school communities from online abuse

Our union has advocated for a focus on protecting school communities from online abuse as part of our joint submission with the Queensland Teachers’ Union to the Department of Education’s Review of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006. We have also called for...
Practicum payment negotiations continue

Practicum payment negotiations continue

Union advocacy has secured a payment increase for practicum supervision and continued negotiations for stronger protections of working conditions. Our union, along with the Queensland Teachers Union (QTU) is continuing negotiations with the Australian Higher Education...
Schools on notice over co-curricular payments

Schools on notice over co-curricular payments

A recent Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) ruling on underpayment of ‘voluntary’ co-curricular work at St Peters Lutheran College means all non-government schools making such payments are now on notice. The FWO recently entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with St Peters...
NAPLAN 2023 changes explained

Education suffers from period pain

A new study has revealed the impact menstrual disorders and period pain is having on the education of young women, as journalist Jessica Willis writes. Menstrual disorders are highly prevalent in adolescents and young women. Period pain affects about 75 percent of...
Disrupting ableism in picture books

Disrupting ableism in picture books

There’s a need for more books featuring strength-based representations of people with a disability, journalist Emily Campbell writes. Children’s books are powerful tools which allow developing young minds to make sense of their own and others’ experiences and...
Navigating NAPLAN

Navigating NAPLAN

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Paul Giles writes about the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), how the early problems associated with the program remain and how various review recommendations will not address issues identified by IEU members....
Working in a post-COVID-19 world

Working in a post-COVID-19 world

Having quickly adapted to unprecedented working conditions in 2020, the experiences and voice of teachers must form an integral part of understanding the professional and industrial implications of working in a postCOVID-19 world. Over the last 12 months, we have seen...