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14 September 2023
A new report published by The Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work reveals the economic payoff of fully funding public schools would be two to four times the annual cost.
9 August 2023
The federal government’s new consultation paper for the Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System, released last month, highlights the extent of the deep inequities in Australia’s education system.
19 June 2023
The Australian Education Union (AEU) and the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) are jointly calling for English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) education in schools...
18 May 2023
Budget funding reveals what’s possible; New payday rule welcomed; Urgent action required on NSW teacher shortage
3 April 2023
AEU welcomes funding commitment; AEU urges a reimaging of the early years; Narrowing gender pay gap provides little relief
13 February 2023
Domestic violence leave now available for more workers; NSW election education pledges welcomed; Inequalities in school results; Pre-service teacher financial worries
21 January 2023
NSW needs to recruit a minimum of 11,000 teachers by 2031 to meet record enrolment growth and the number rises to almost 14,000 if the student to teacher ratio is lowered to the national average, new research recently released reveals.
20 January 2023
The Australian Education Union has welcomed a new report from UNSW’s Gonski Institute for Education proposing a NAPLAN replacement that puts students at the heart of assessment.
1 October 2022
The Australian Education Union has warmly welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of 180,000 fee free TAFE places, made during his Jobs and Skills Summit opening address last month.
1 October 2022
An estimated $111 billion can be generated every year by cutting gender inequality at work by half, according to a new report from the ACTU.
1 August 2022
Almost a decade of inaction on the gender pay gap under the previous government has resulted in women continuing to earn less than men in every age bracket, according to latest data released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).
1 August 2022
Australian companies are banking record profits rather than using them to shield consumers from cost increases is the leading driver of inflation, according to new research released by The Australia Institute.
1 August 2022
The Australian Education Union (AEU) is urging the federal government to ensure school funding is a key consideration of the review of the National Schools Reform Agreement (NSRA).
1 June 2022
The Fair Work Commission has decided to increase wages for a quarter of Australian workers - 5.2 per cent for those on the minimum wage and 4.6 per cent or $40 per week for those reliant on award wages, whichever is higher.
1 June 2022
The ACTU welcomes the appointment of Tony Burke as minister for employment and workplace relations and looks forward to working with him to improve the lives of working people.
1 June 2022
The Australian Education Union has welcomed Jason Clare as the new federal education minister, Brendan O’Connor to the skills and training portfolio and Anne Aly as early childhood education minister
1 May 2022
Congratulations to SSTUWA member Clare Stack for being named runner up of the Australian Education Union’s 2021 Arthur Hamilton Award.
1 May 2022
The 2022 federal election result is a rejection of a government which refused to act to address crises in cost of living, wage growth and insecure work.
1 May 2022
Evidence that money works in education continues to accumulate. A new study published in the latest issue of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy shows that increased expenditure on schools improves student outcomes.
1 May 2022
After years of tireless effort from unions and community activists, the Fair Work Commission recently made an in-principle decision that 2.66 million workers covered by modern awards should have access to 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave.

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