Country matters news

GROH Petition to Ministers

​As part of our GROH campaign, we are asking members to sign a petition to be presented to the WA Government Ministers for Education and Housing.

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Federal Government’s failure on marriage equality condemned by AEU

​The AEU condemns Prime Minister Turnbull and his government for their self-serving and politically expedient approach to marriage equality.

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Further increases in government housing rents to hit regional schools hard

The challenge of attracting and retaining staff in Western Australia’s regional school is set to worsen as rents on government housing increase for the second time in less than 12 months.

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National Reconciliation Week - ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

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States oppose Malcolm Turnbull's Gonski cuts because they will hurt disadvantaged students

The Turnbull Government’s attempts to scrap Gonski funding have been completely rejected at a farcical Education Council meeting in Hobart today.

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Skewed funding shows need for full Gonski

A new analysis of My School funding data has shown the importance of Gonski needs-based funding to fix a broken system which saw government funding to private schools rise more than twice as fast as public schools from 2009 to 2015.

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​Penalty rate decision opens door for pay cuts in nursing, teaching and other sectors

Nurses, cleaners, community, social, disability and construction workers are all at risk of having their penalty rates cut following the recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision.

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Extra PD gained through collective member response

Thank you to all our school leader and teacher members who contributed to our 2016 Australian Curriculum survey.

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Call for nominations - SSTUWA Committee elections at November 2016 State Council

Nominations for positions on the following SSTUWA Committee/Delegation are now open

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Reporting from the frontline of remote schools

​The commitment of public educators to overcome vast distances and a sense of isolation were apparent to an SSTUWA group who visited remote schools in WA’s Gibson Desert region recently.

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