Legislative Council: Thursday, June 01, 2023


Australian Education Union

264 The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO ().26 March 2023). Can the Minister for Education, Training and Skills, advise:

1. For the financial years of 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 (separated by financial year) how much funding was provided by the Department for Education to the Australian Education Union (SA Branch)?

2. In the 2022-23 budget what funding or grants were provided to the Australian Education Union (SA Branch)?

3. List the programs and services and the funding amount provided by the Australian Education Union (SA Branch) with funding from the Department for Education in 2022-23?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Education, Training and Skills has advised:

The department has analysed past transactions and no record of any funding or grants being paid to the Australian Education Union (SA Branch).

In analysing past transactions, it was identified that the department has processed three payments in the period in question. They relate to the following:

$33 in 2018-19 for a 12-month subscription to their AEU Journal.

$688.69 in 2021-22 relating to two payments that were due to overpayment of invoices made by the AEU in error.