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NSRA review: Failed opportunity to address inequitable school funding

23 January 2023

The Australian Education Union is urging the federal government to deliver on their election commitment of establishing a pathway to 100 per cent of the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) funding for Australia's public schools following the release of the Productivity Commission's review of the National Schools Reform Agreement (NSRA).

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News archive 2022

AEU: Statement on public education funding

16 December 2022

Every child has the right to a high quality education, delivered by qualified and professional teachers in their local neighbourhood. It is Australia’s public education system and its dedicated workforce that upholds this right. But a decade of chronic underfunding of public schools has put this right at risk.

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SSTUWA welcomes announcement of new education portfolios

14 December 2022

​The State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has welcomed the announcement of a new Education Minister in today’s cabinet reshuffle, with the division into separate ministerial portfolios of Early Childhood Education and Training suggesting the state government is giving education a higher priority.​

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Desperate measures not the answer to teacher shortages

7 December 2022

The State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has rejected the state government’s desperate plans to fix the state’s teacher shortage, saying they will not address the underlying issues in the public education system.

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News archive 2021

Removal of fixed wages cap a good start

17 December 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA has acknowledged the state government’s removal of its fixed $1,000 wages cap in the Mid-Year Economic Review. The move comes after intense lobbying by the union movement.

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NAPLAN ineffective and outdated: Public school teachers and principals

15 December 2021

Public school principals and teachers continue to see NAPLAN as ineffective and outdated, according to a new survey conducted by the Australian Education Union.

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Sticking up for better wages and conditions

3 December 2021

SSTUWA members enthusiastically participated in the Give the Cap the Boot sticker day in October to increase awareness of the union’s General Agreement 2021 negotiations and the Give the Cap the Boot campaign.

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