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Speaker - Maurie Mulheron

Maurie has been a teacher in Australia for over 35 years, beginning his teaching career in the outer south-western suburbs of Sydney. 

Since then, Maurie has taught in a number of schools in rural, regional and metropolitan New South Wales (NSW). 

For 10 years, until 2011, Maurie was Principal of Keira High School in Wollongong, NSW. In 2011, Maurie received a regional award from the NSW Department of Education for “Excellence in Leadership Demonstrated by a Principal”. 

Maurie represented the NSW Teachers Federation on the Federal Executive of the Australian Education Union (AEU) for over a decade.

In February 2015, he was elected to the position of Deputy Federal President of the AEU. He has represented the AEU at a number of Education International (EI) forums and conferences including the recently established EI Global Response Network which is coordinating opposition to the growing commercialisation and privatisation of education. 

Maurie represents the Federation on the NSW Quality Teaching Council and is a member of the University of Sydney Teacher Education Advisory Board (TEAB). 

Maurie has been President of the NSW Teachers Federation since 2012 and was recently re-elected unopposed for another two year term.