News

Investment for two years of universal preschool must be new national goal

4 August 2021

The National Cabinet should prioritise investment for every child to attend two years of preschool, in the same way Australian governments provide universal primary and secondary education.

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EduTECH Conference 2021

29 July 2021

The EduTECH Australia Conference, which was due to be held as a hybrid event on 17-18 August in Melbourne, has now been moved to a free, fully online event. EduTECH brings together educators and solution providers to exchange and explore ideas, techniques and technology, with the aim of improving teaching, training and learning in Australia and the world. Find out more and register for the sessions of interest to you.

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Teachers’ union launches campaign calling for end to wages cap

26 July 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union has today launched a campaign calling for an end to the cap on wages for public school teachers and lecturers.

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The cap on teachers' pay simply doesn't add up any more

26 July 2021

Western Australia’s economy is handling the impacts of COVID-19 better than anyone anticipated and we’re expecting a multi-billion dollar surplus in the next budget. But at the same time that our economy is booming, education funding per child is falling and teachers’ wages are stagnant.

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AEU First Nations Education seminar

26 July 2021

Join First Languages Australia and AEU First Nations teachers to explore the policy context for the teaching of First Languages in schools and discuss the achievements and challenges of this work.

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Preventing violence against women through school education

7 July 2021

Challenging gender stereotypes, embedding positive role-modelling in schools and promoting gender equality are some of the ways the education system can help prevent gender-based violence, according to new reports from anti-domestic violence campaigners Our Watch.

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News archive 2020

President Pat Byrne: Why school students should stay at home

President Pat Byrne on why school students should stay at home, published in The West Australian on 25 March 2020.

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AEU: Chaos and confusion must not continue for preschools, schools and TAFE

Last night’s statement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison has caused major confusion for principals, teachers, education support staff and parents. Australian Education Union (AEU) Federal President Correna Haythorpe called on all governments to have consistency with the decisions that are being made for schools, preschools and TAFE.

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AEU to meet with Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan about COVID-19 concerns

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan will meet with the leadership of the Australian Education Union (AEU) on Tuesday 24th March 2020. The meeting is agreed following the concerns expressed by the AEU in a letter to the Prime Minister on Thursday 19th March, 2020.

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COVID-19: Joint letter to PM from AEU

AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe and heads of the Australian Education Union branches nation-wide have signed a joint letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison regarding COVID-19.

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COVID-19: From the Minister for Education and Training

From the Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery: We are in extraordinary and challenging times and things are changing rapidly. As teachers and school staff, you play a significant role, with responsibility for more than 317,000 students across 818 public schools in WA.

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