Yesterday, Elizabeth Kikkert, an MLA for the Canberra Liberals, used parliamentary privilege to accuse Canberra’s teachers of criminal activity. She accused them of child grooming, which is defined as befriending and establishing an emotional connection with a child to lower that child’s inhibitions with the object of sexual abuse.READ MORE
Nominations are now open for our Federal Conference and Committees. Our Federal Conference is held every February in Melbourne and sets our union's direction for the year ahead. The Committees' meet a number of times every year to decide how we will progress the rights and conditions of our members.READ MORE
We are looking for our next Business Manager to lead the Administration team in our office. If you think this could be you, click here to find out how to apply.READ MORE
I want to acknowledge the school leaders here today, the overwhelming majority of whom are AEU members. You do an amazing job. This new paradigm should excite and encourage you. The rest of the country is watching our work on occupational violence with great interest. We are out of the blocks first and we will get it right first. History will record that it was the ACT and its public school leaders that led the nation and addressed the elephant that has been in the room for too long. I acknowledge that our principals have been at the pointy end of occupational violence, and have on thankfully fairly rare occasions experienced physical violence, verbal abuse, threats and intimidation from students and also from members of the community. Maybe you started to think it was what you signed up for. It wasn’t.READ MORE
We have now opened expressions of interest for the National New Educator Conference. If you're in your first three years of teaching, you're eligible to apply.
Every year, two ACT AEU members join new educators from across the country at the NEC. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with the industrial issues facing new teachers across the profession. You will develop skills and strategies to protect your rights and be given the chance to network with delegates from across the country.
Congratulations to Anne Brown! She has been elected as the National TAFE Council Delegate! You can click here to view the Declaration Report.