IE June 2024

Welcome to the second edition of IE for 2024.

Hear from Chanel Contos, the remarkable young woman behind the Teach Us Consent campaign, on the role of education in ending gendered violence.

Step inside a classroom on the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati to see how climate change is impacting education, as an inspiring teacher calls for union solidarity on the climate crisis.

Closer to home, unionist and electrician Raven Maris talks about how learning a trade changed her life, and why we need to encourage more girls to join her.

Read about how a misogynistic influencer is radicalising some Australian schoolboys, and the impact this is having on female teachers, as IEU members share their experiences.

We hear from four experts about strategies for Closing the Gap in education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

And learn about your federal union – who they are, what they do, and how they advocate for IEU members.

We encourage you to share this email with your colleagues and invite them to join the IEU. We are always stronger together.

Carol Matthews, Secretary

You can read the full edition or browse a selection of highlights below.