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AEU welcomes reform of chaplaincy program

17 June 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the Federal Government’s proposal to open the National Chaplaincy Program to professionally qualified student welfare officers but much more must be done to support students who need extra help at school.

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A public education agenda for the new education minister

1 June 2022

Save Our Schools today presented a public education agenda for the new Minister for Education, Jason Clare.

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AEU welcomes new education ministers

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.

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Celebrating Public Education Day

26 May 2022

On Public Education Day, Thursday 26 May, the AEU acknowledges the outstanding commitment of principals, teachers and education support staff working across preschools, schools and TAFE in Australia.

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AEU welcomes new federal Labor government

22 May 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the incoming Albanese Labor Government. Federal President Correna Haythorpe said the AEU was looking forward to working with Prime Minister elect Anthony Albanese and the new Labor Government to address the Coalition Government’s decade of public education neglect.

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Record funding cuts: $559 million taken from public schools

30 March 2022

The Morrison Government’s 2022-2023 Federal Budget has slashed funding for public schools by $559 million over the next three years, whilst increasing funding for private schools by $2.6 billion over the forward estimates.

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News archive 2021

Invest in three-year-olds, invest in the nation

29 November 2021

Australia’s youngest children are at risk of being left behind due to the ongoing failure of the Federal and some state governments to invest in three-year-old preschool.

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President's address to November State Council Conference

23 November 2021

Welcome to our November State Council and Conference. This State Council will be the last one before yet another federal election. In reflecting on what I said immediately after the 2019 federal election, which was to the effect that there would be no change to school funding for at least three years, I see that in fact I was wrong. There have been changes, just not the ones we wanted.

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Thanks for taking a break

8 November 2021

‚ÄčOn World Teachers' Day, we saw hundreds of members reclaim their staffrooms and take a proper break, as the spotlight was on teacher well-being. We encourage members to continue taking their breaks together when possible and not to work during their lunch breaks.

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Prioritising you on World Teachers' Day

28 October 2021

Take a Break and reclaim the staffroom. This World Teachers’ Day the SSTUWA will be promoting public educator well-being amongst its members. Attend the staffroom during lunchtime on Friday 29 October We are asking all members to attend the staffroom and to encourage their colleagues to do the same this World Teachers’ Day, Friday 29 October. Reclaim the staffroom for teacher use to take a breather and connect with your colleagues as we put the spotlight on teacher well-being and the need for a proper break on World Teachers’ Day and beyond.

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Rebuild early childhood workforce through TAFE

14 October 2021

The release today of the Shaping Our Future; A ten-year strategy to ensure a sustainable, high-quality children’s education and care workforce 2022–2031 highlights the critical need for greater investment in TAFE.

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