Country matters news

Overfunded private schools spend hundreds of millions on new buildings while public schools miss out: new My School data

​The latest My School data exposes the gross inequities in Malcolm Turnbull’s education funding system.

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Birmingham’s new announcement to slash teacher registration standards an outrage

Today’s announcement by Education Minister Simon Birmingham to undermine teacher registration and encourage people from other professions to move into a teaching role, is yet another move to by the Federal Government which implemented will have broad ramifications for teaching and education in our schools

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EOI New Educator Committee 2018

The New Educator Committee is a representative voice of new educators for our union. By joining the committee, you will contribute your views and ideas to that voice.

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Union supports Moora Residential College Rally

The State School Teachers Union has warned teaching jobs at Central Midlands High School could be lost if the State Government forges ahead with the closure of Moora Residential College.

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SSTUWA to continue campaign against education cuts

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) welcomes the recent government announcement to reverse education cuts

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MYEFO contains more trickle down economic fantasies

​Today’s MYEFO contains more trickle down economic fantasies, with nothing to help working people get a pay rise, or address the increasing casualisation of the workforce.

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NAPLAN Data Shows Continuing Large Achievement Gaps Between Advantaged and Disadvantaged Students

New NAPLAN results for 2017 show continuing large achievement gaps between disadvantaged students and those from highly educated families. The gaps have increased between students from highly and lowly educated families since 2008, but have narrowed between high education status students and Indigenous students.

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New data shows students at under-resourced schools missing out

The Australian Education Union says international data just released proves all Australian schools must be resourced properly, based on student need.

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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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