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Articles from Australia

  1. Standards and working conditions 6 July 2011

    Australia: Federal government attacks teachers’ rights

    The government of New South Wales in Australia is trying to take away the right of teachers to negotiate pay and conditions. The government has capped wage increases for public service employees at 2.5 per cent and has taken away their rights to bargain for improved pay and conditions.

    Australia: Federal government attacks teachers’ rights
  2. Equity and inclusion 2 September 2010

    Gay adoption victory in Australia

    The parliament in Australia’s most populous state has voted to allow same-sex couples the same rights to adopt as heterosexuals.

    Gay adoption victory in Australia
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 April 2010

    Trans-Pacific Partnership talks launched in Australia

    Inaugural negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) aimed at creating an ambitious regional free trade zone were launched in Melbourne on 15 March.

    Trans-Pacific Partnership talks launched in Australia
  4. Equity and inclusion 5 December 2008

    EI hosts its largest-ever seminar on Indigenous issues

    “Quality education and social justice for Indigenous peoples” is the theme of Education International’s Indigenous educators’ seminar to be held 6 December 2008 in advance of the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education in Melbourne.

    EI hosts its largest-ever seminar on Indigenous issues
  5. Leading the profession 5 June 2008

    You’re having a laugh

    The toughest audience can’t hold a candle to Year 9 on a wet Friday afternoon. That’s why so many teachers are a hit at this year’s comedy festival.

    You’re having a laugh
  6. Equity and inclusion 5 June 2008

    Australia apologises to Stolen Generations of Aboriginal children

    Australian teachers are wholeheartedly applauding the new federal government’s formal apology to indigenous Aboriginal people for past injustices and human rights violations.

    Australia apologises to Stolen Generations of Aboriginal children
  7. Equity and inclusion 13 February 2008

    EI and Australian teachers welcome official apology to Aborigines

    EI and Australian teachers are wholeheartedly applauding the new federal government’s formal apology to indigenous Aboriginal people for past injustices and human rights violations.

    EI and Australian teachers welcome official apology to Aborigines
  8. Equity and inclusion 16 October 2007

    Australia: EI opposes new law which undermines indigenous rights

    In a letter to the Australian Prime Minister on 10 October, EI voiced its concerns about new legislation which undermines the land rights of the Indigenous populations in the country.

    Australia: EI opposes new law which undermines indigenous rights
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 30 November 2006

    Australia: Trade unions unite on national day of protest

    Teachers will join workers from all other sectors across Australia today in the national day of protest against radical industrial relations reforms imposed by the government of Prime Minister John Howard.

    Australia: Trade unions unite on national day of protest
  10. Union growth 31 May 2006

    Australia: Education International supports affiliate the NTEU

    Education International has written to the ILO in support of Australian affiliate the NTEU. The action was prompted by the Australian Government’s Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements (HEWRRs), legislation which constitutes a breach of ILO Conventions ratified by Australia.

    Australia: Education International supports affiliate the NTEU
  11. Equity and inclusion 13 February 2006

    Australia: WorkersOut! At Mardi gras

    EI affiliate the NTEU is a member of WorkersOut! - a collective of unions and union members who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) working together to raise the profile and importance of union membership across the LGBTI community.

    Australia: WorkersOut! At Mardi gras
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 February 2006

    Australia: Workplace Agreements erode union rights

    EI affiliate the NTEU has condemned legislation identified at the 5th Conference on Higher Education and Research in December 2005, and already being implemented to undercut union rights within the higher education sector.

    Australia: Workplace Agreements erode union rights
  13. Union growth 7 December 2005

    Australia: Union Questions the Independence of Minister’s Teaching Institute

    EI affiliate the Australian Education Union has expressed concerns about “Teaching Australia,” a national professional body announced by the government and aimed at enhancing the professional status of teachers and teaching.

    Australia: Union Questions the Independence of Minister’s Teaching Institute