ATSI News

Call for Domestic Violence Leave for all

As part of the International 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence, UnionsWA and affiliated unions met with the WA Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Simone McGurk to hear about action being taken by the State Government to reduce the incidence of family and domestic violence.

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Wage theft in Australia: Findings of the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey

Released on 21 November, 2017, Wage Theft in Australia indicates that Australia has a large silent underclass of migrant workers, primarily made up of international students and backpackers, who are paid well below the minimum wage in at least 12 main industries.

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Federal cuts will magnify existing disadvantage for rural, regional and remote public schools, submission finds

A significant shortfall of Federal funding for public schools will magnify the stark disadvantages and under-resourcing that already disproportionately threaten regional, rural and remote public schools around Australia, a submission to a government education inquiry has found.

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2017 AEU Arthur Hamilton Award

The Arthur Hamilton Award for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education is named in honour of Arthur Hamilton, a proud Palawa man, educator and union activist.

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Federal Government’s failure on marriage equality condemned by AEU

​The AEU condemns Prime Minister Turnbull and his government for their self-serving and politically expedient approach to marriage equality.

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National Reconciliation Week - ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

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States oppose Malcolm Turnbull's Gonski cuts because they will hurt disadvantaged students

The Turnbull Government’s attempts to scrap Gonski funding have been completely rejected at a farcical Education Council meeting in Hobart today.

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ATSI sign acknowledgment to country

A special acknowledgement of country sign now sits in the ground floor foyer of the SSTUWA building in Perth.

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World Teachers' Day: Governments must address growing workloads or lose teachers

On World Teachers’ Day the AEU has called on all governments to recognise the long-term effects of rising workloads on teachers by ensuring all schools have the resources they need.

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Union calls for immediate safety measures in Kalgoorlie

​The State School Teachers’ Union has called for a number of immediate measures to be put in place at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School to ensure the safety of students and staff.

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