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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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Federal budget sets the standard for TAFE funding

26 October 2022

AEU media release

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Regaining a voice for public education

10 October 2022

Consider this quote, which comes from one of over 400 school leaders and union reps who completed our survey Managing Teacher Relief in WA Public Schools:

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Australia’s public education funding slashed during the pandemic

4 October 2022

Australia’s public education expenditure declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of only nine member nations to cut funding, according to the latest Education At A Glance report from the OECD.

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Inequitable school funding creates inequitable school outcomes

14 September 2022

The Australian Education Union is calling for a renewed focus on increasing public school funding, following the release of the interim report of the Productivity Commission’s review of the National Schools Reform Agreement (NSRA).

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