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7 March 2024
In November 2022, the issue of increasing disruption in Australian school classrooms was referred to the Senate Education and Employment References Committee to inquire and report on a range of matters.
5 February 2024
The start of every year brings about a flurry of wanting change, new resolutions, new goals and new ideas.
5 December 2023
Last year, the SSTUWA wrote to the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) outlining several member concerns regarding workload implications around providing new copies of documents already previously provided to the TRBWA with regards to renewal of registration.
31 October 2023
The Voice to Parliament referendum result was not the outcome we were wanting, but as a union we will continue to walk alongside our First Nations members and communities.
13 September 2023
The SSTUWA recently held its inaugural LGBTIQ+ forum on How to Create a Safe and Supportive Space for LGBTIQ+ Staff and Students in Schools and TAFEs.
9 August 2023
We know that unions have always stood collectively for and fought for equality, for Medicare, for superannuation and recently for better pay.
19 June 2023
Australia is home to the oldest continuous culture in the world and a country whose vibrant and multicultural diversity is ever increasing.
18 May 2023
Recent anti-LGBTIQ+ propaganda at rallies across Australia has emphasised what still needs to be done to protect our LGBTIQ+ community. You would have thought that this sort of behaviour was in the past and if news headlines from the USA was anything...
3 April 2023
As you would have seen, your union has commissioned an independent review into the current state of public education in WA. The SSTUWA Review of Public Education, chaired by former premier and education minister Carmen Lawrence, will not only identify the current issues impacting on our public education system in WA, but also look at the much needed practical and realistic solutions.
25 February 2023
Kaya and happy new year. As we enter the Bunuru season here in the southwest, the hottest time of the year, it certainly feels as though the sweltering conditions are getting worse every year, with more extreme weather patterns becoming a regular occurrence.
22 January 2023
Did you know the words you are reading are printed on recyclable paper? We did the maths to ensure we made the paper choice with the smallest environmental footprint for our magazine, using a Perth-based printing company to reduce transportation mileage.
25 November 2022
Research shows more than three quarters of Australians are worried about climate change. Recent bushfires and widespread floods in the eastern states have highlighted the urgent need for action, which is backed up by a new United Nations report on climate change.
17 November 2022
Close to 80 early childhood educators (ECE) attended this year’s SSTUWA ECE Conference, aptly titled Well-being, Workload and Work-Life Balance.
1 February 2022
The Australian Trade Union Institute late last year hosted a pre-recorded address by 2021 Australian of the Year Grace Tame as a special online event to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
6 October 2021
By Samantha Schofield Vice President
1 May 2021
In 2019, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, a government agency, released a report: Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story.

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