Supporting the independent education community

Legal financial services

Legal Services for IEU members

In addition to the assistance provided by the IEU to members in relation to workplace employment issues, the IEU offers a referral for all other legal matters to the IEU solicitors. All first consultations are free.

For the convenience of members consultations can be arranged at NEW Law offices in Sydney and Newcastle or visitation offices, if required, throughout New South Wales.

To access this service contact the IEU on 8202 8900 for a referral.

Teachers Tax

Teacher Tax offers discounts on fees to IEU members and has developed an easy way to complete tax returns over the phone.

Please contact Teacher Tax on 8006 5020 (tel); 8580 5073 (fax) or

Welfare Rights Centre

The Welfare Rights Centre, a community legal centre specialising in Social Security law and its administration can provide asistance to members in the complex area of social security entitlements. These include:

Unemployment Benefits
Family allowance
Sickness Assistance
Disability Support Pension
Parenting Payments and
Social Security Payments
The difficulty lies in unravelling entitlements and how they interact with each other. The Welfare Rights Centre is there to assist and support members at a time when their need is greatest.

The centre is also able to assist in appeals against Social Security and family assistance decisions where appropriate.

Welfare Rights Centre
Level 1/55 Holt St, Surry Hills 2010
Tel: 9211 0238
Toll Free: 1800 226 028
Fax: 9211 5268