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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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TAFE finally gets its due this National TAFE Day

6 September 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the bold TAFE funding reform initiated by the Albanese Federal Government as it celebrates the annual National TAFE Day today on 6 September.

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AEU welcomes $1.1 billion TAFE announcement

1 September 2022

The Australian Education Union has warmly welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of 180,000 fee free TAFE places, made during his Jobs and Skills Summit opening address.

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AEU statement on Jobs and Skills Australia

28 July 2022

‚ÄčThe Australian Education Union has welcomed the swift action taken by the Albanese Government for the interim establishment of Jobs and Skills Australia as a statutory body to tackle Australia’s skills shortage.

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Schools review must consider funding: AEU

11 July 2022

The Australian Education Union is urging the federal government to ensure school funding is a key consideration of the review of the National Schools Reform Agreement (NSRA).

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