Media releases

2 November 2022:
School staff welcome NT Anti-discrimination Act reforms

The IEU welcome the removal of religious discrimination exemptions from the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Act.

3 November 2022:
Draft National Teacher Action Plan welcomed but more to do

The IEU welcome the federal government’s Draft Action Plan to tackle widespread teacher shortages, but the final plan must provide meainful intervention to the issue of teacher workload. 

20 October 2022:
School staff welcome proposed NT Anti-Discrimination Act change

The IEU welcome the NT government’s proposal to remove religious discrimination exemptions from the Anti-Discrimination Act.


24 November 2022: School staff welcome NT Anti-discrimination Act reforms

3 November 2022: Draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan welcomed but more to do

20 October 2022: School staff welcome proposed NT Anti-Discrimination Act change

18 August 2022: IEU members support AEU member striking to protect profession

1 March 2022: Union files dispute with industrial umpire over decision to reopen Brisbane Catholic schools

23 February 2022: State funding announcement reinforces viability of early childhood education sector

3 February 2022: Withdrawal of Citipointe Christian College “contracts” welcomed

1 February 2022: Citipointe Christian College must adhere to Anti-Discrimination Act

30 January 2022: IEU members welcome safe return to school plan | Five key measures critical in non-government sector

11 January 2022: Union absolutely rejects any change to end of scheduled school year

9 January 2022: Non-government employers have additional time to plan safe return following changes to school commencement date

7 January 2022: Union welcomes move to delay primary school return

6 January 2022: Federal government must resource school vaccination hubs to protect staff and students as Omicron surges


7 December 2021: Schools on notice over co-curricular payments following St Peters Lutheran College backpay ruling

6 December 2021: IEU welcomes Fair Work Ombudsman’s ruling to enforce back-pay of St Peters Lutheran College staff

30 November 2021: Non-government school employers must consult following mandatory COVID-19 vaccination health directive

8 August 2021: IEU members welcome priority vaccinations for Queensland education workers

1 July 2021: School staff need priority vaccine protection, Paid vaccine leave will make a difference


19 November 2020: Ipswich Grammar School staff to suffer under employer wage plan

9 October 2020: Future commitment an investment in future quality of education

10 August 2020: Brisbane Catholic Education sells out students and staff in Seton College closure

31 July 2020: Queensland Lutheran school staff vote no to employer’s planned cuts

30 July 2020: COVID-19 response plans essential in all schools

25 June 2020: Lutheran Education Queensland (LEQ) intent on cutting school staff working conditions | Future education of 18k+ students at risk

15 May 2020: Health and safety of staff and students critical as all students set to return to school | No justification for staff stand downs

4 May 2020: Health and safety of staff and students remains paramount in return to school plans

29 April 2020: Federal government is playing politics with our schools

28 April 2020: Reopening schools to all students a high-risk strategy new research review reveals

24 April 2020: IEUA-QNT rejects ISQ claims on school funding

13 April 2020: Government directives mean no school staff should be stood down

8 April 2020: Federal government must amend JobKeeper wage subsidy to protect school support staff

31 March 2020: Union calls for stop to stand downs of school support staff

26 March 2020: Move to student free mode for Queensland schools commended

23 March 2020: IEUA-QNT calls for immediate nation-wide end of term for all school students

19 March 2020: Holiday break should be brought forward if schools can’t manage COVID-19

Media enquiries

Please direct any media enquiries to IEU-QNT Communications Manager Laura Wise via or 0419 653 131.