The global education union community is saddened by the untimely passing on 8 August of Ted Murphy, former National Assistant Secretary of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) in Australia, at the age of 65.Australia: Death of Ted Murphy – an outstanding champion of strong public education system and academic freedom
Education International President and Australian Education Union (AEU) Federal Secretary, Susan Hopgood, explains how her union got started in international cooperation and highlights key moments that made a difference.AEU Australia: International cooperation effecting change
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) in Australia has welcomed a landmark Federal Court judgment ruling that University of Sydney staff have a legal right to be protected from disciplinary action when exercising intellectual and academic freedom.Australia: Court upholds University of Sydney’s collective agreement protecting academic freedom
The pandemic has revealed longstanding but often overlooked digital inequality among Australian students. A digital equity audit is a necessary first step to fixing the issue.“Digital equity audits are necessary for public schools in Australia”, by Jonathon Guy.
As we enter 2021 and wish each other a Happy New Year, the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines is a good reason for optimism regarding humanity’s most immediate threat. Unfortunately, when it comes to our most urgent long-term danger – climate change – there is no vaccine, no bright path before...“Can 2021 be the Critical Year for Climate Change Mobilisation?”, by Susan Hopgood.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the Australian Education Union (AEU) experience little or no employer-provided collegial and professional support across the public education system. Instead, they draw on opportunities to meet other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers and workers in the education and training industry. Many of...Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education unionists highlight the need for collegial and professional support in public education
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