ROGS shows Morrison Government can't be trusted with public education

3 February 2022

The 2022 Report on Government Services released today by the Productivity Commission shows the extent of the Morrison Government’s failure to fairly and adequately resource public education.

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SSTUWA response to government COVID preparations

25 January 2022

The SSTUWA is pleased the state government has finally outlined its plans for the return of school next week; however the union will seek more details from the Minister regarding parts of the plan. SSTUWA president Pat Byrne said there were still some areas of concern for members.

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Labor's public schools plan a significant step forward

25 January 2022

​The Australian Education Union has warmly welcomed Federal Labor’s commitments to invest in education during the COVID-19 recovery, with new targeted funding for public schools.

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Union welcomes decision to delay WA's reopening

21 January 2022

The SSTUWA has welcomed the decision by the state government to delay the opening of WA’s borders. “While we understand that this will be difficult for many people in the community, it does give more time to make WA schools and TAFEs as safe as possible for those who work and learn there. It is crucial that this time is not wasted,” SSTUWA President Pat Byrne said.

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News archive 2021

SSTUWA position on COVID-19 vaccinations

12 October 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA supports the position of the ACTU on vaccinations. Vaccinations are widely supported by the union movement as being the best way to avoid ongoing serious health, economic and social disruption from COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Australian children at risk of being left behind on early learning

17 September 2021

​Children are at risk of being left behind, the Australian Education Union warned, as new OECD data shows Australia’s poor performance on early learning.

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Education ministers must prioritise school COVID-19 recovery planning: AEU

3 September 2021

The AEU is calling on education ministers to urgently develop a national plan for school COVID-19 recovery as a priority agenda item for the education ministers meeting today.

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AEU rejects any expansion of school chaplains

2 September 2021

The Australian Education Union would fiercely reject any expansion of the school chaplaincy program, Federal President Correna Haythorpe has warned.

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Avoid simplistic conclusions from 2021 NAPLAN

25 August 2021

Political leaders should avoid drawing simplistic conclusions from the NAPLAN results released today, according to the Australian Education Union.

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