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Circular 4 of 2023 Leave Arrangements for Covid-19

The WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety introduced Covid-19 Leave on 23 March 2020 via Circular 6/2020. Over time this has been amended in light of the current public health context and to meet government service delivery priorities.

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ACU research reveals acute warning signs for Australian school principals’ health, well-being and longevity in the profession

The 2022 annual Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Well-being Survey results were released in full on Monday by the Australian Catholic University. Key information demonstrates that teacher shortages are a major source of stress for school leaders.

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Ministers get it wrong on master's degree

The Australian Education Union has rejected the Education Ministers’ announced feasibility study investigating a one-year education master’s degree as an attack on the qualifications of the teaching profession.

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AEU to support "Yes" campaign for Voice to Parliament

The Australian Education Union will affirm their commitment to the Yes campaign for the upcoming referendum on the First Nations Voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution at their National Conference today.

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Regional/remote schools worst affected by teacher shortage

With Western Australia’s public education system currently facing a teacher shortage, among other issues, the unfortunate reality is that schools in regional and remote areas are the worst affected. While it is tough to find experienced, fully qualified teachers to teach specialist subjects in metropolitan schools, it’s far more difficult to attract those people to country schools.

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ROGS 2023: No better time than now to invest in public education

The 2023 Report on Government Services released today by the Productivity Commission has highlighted the task that lies ahead for the Albanese Government to address the inequities in public education.

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AEU: Statement on public education funding

16 December 2022

Every child has the right to a high quality education, delivered by qualified and professional teachers in their local neighbourhood. It is Australia’s public education system and its dedicated workforce that upholds this right.

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SSTUWA welcomes announcement of new education portfolios

14 December 2022

The State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has welcomed the announcement of a new Education Minister in today’s cabinet reshuffle, with the division into separate ministerial portfolios of early childhood education and training suggesting the state government is giving education a higher priority.

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Desperate measures not the answer to teacher shortages

12 December 2022

he State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has rejected the state government’s desperate plans to fix the state’s teacher shortage, saying they will not address the underlying issues in the public education system.

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ACTU calls for release of Cambodian unionist Sithar Chhim

1 December 2022

President of the Cambodian hospitality union (LRSU) representing workers at the Naga World Casino Hotel was arrested in Phnom Penh airport and jailed on 26 November while returning from International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Congress in Melbourne.

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