This is an open letter to all current HEA members from a member. I recently discovered that as a member of the Home Education Association (HEA) we are joined in wrongfully suing homeschool families. I never knew or gave permission for this to happen.
Much of what occurs in a community organisation is unknown to the members: most members join to enjoy the benefits on offer and are usually kept informed by a regular newsletter. Few dive deeper and get to know the inner workings, how the whole thing operates, and how those benefits and services come into being in the first place.
You’d think that after spending $22,000 on a you-beaut gem of a fully functional website it would be live, launched and in use, right? Apparently not. Frustrated and concerned members of the Home Education Association (HEA) are wondering why the new website has not been installed.
Home Education Association members reported chaos and unruly behaviour at the 22 June special general meeting, held in person and online, to discuss and debate a controversial special resolution put forward by the current committee.
My name is Emma Thompson and I am a Tasmanian HEA Member. I feel that the conflict of the past is continuing to hurt and harm the homeschooling community. We need to move away from a conflict driven committee and focus on building a future for all homeschoolers across Australia. This cannot happen while bothContinue reading “I signed this petition because I do not feel our homeschooling community is a safe place anymore.”
The Home Education Association Inc (HEA Inc) has been taken away from the members and used, without authority, to sue 5 home educators over the past 18 months. On every occasion there was no motion, no vote and no minute noted for the HEA to enter into litigation.
The Home Education Association Inc (HEA Inc) has been taken away from the members and used, without authority, to sue 5 home educators over the past 18 months. The latest being a dispute with the website contractor that has been lodged with NCAT where they are suing the contractor for “faulty goods”. On every occasionContinue reading “The Litigious History of the HEA”
The HEA Inc. disputes have been running for over 2 years between two committees, its members and staff. Members of the HEA have been mostly left in the dark and are angry and confused at what has occurred. Following are a series of questions and answers asked by the members … The HEA is inContinue reading “FAQ History on the HEA disputes”