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Federal cuts will magnify existing disadvantage for rural, regional and remote public schools, submission finds

A significant shortfall of Federal funding for public schools will magnify the stark disadvantages and under-resourcing that already disproportionately threaten regional, rural and remote public schools around Australia, a submission to a government education inquiry has found.

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OECD education report poses big challenges to Federal Government on funding for public schools

​The latest OECD ‘Education at a Glance 2017‘ report adds strong evidence to calls for increasing investment in public schools

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Education ministers urged to reject Gonski review panel timelines at meeting this week

The Australian Education Union has called on State and Territory Education Ministers to reject a four-week timeline for submissions to the Gonski 2.0 review panel just announced by Education Minister, Simon Birmingham.

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SSTUWA withdraws support for online NAPLAN

SSTUWA members are aware that earlier this year, Minister for Education Sue Ellery determined that Western Australian schools would not participate in NAPLAN Online due to ongoing technical concerns.

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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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