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eNews - 24 May 2023 (Schools)

The next National School Reform Agreement, Public Education Day: Thursday 25 May, First Nations solidarity march: Sunday 28 May, School Red Books available to order, Election of State Council delegates and Education and training

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State budget’s $93.4 million to support more Western Aussies into jobs

On Thursday 11 May the McGowan government released the 2023-2024 state budget. Hon Simone McGurk's released a media statement about the state budget allocation to support more Western Aussies into jobs.

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Investment in TAFE an investment in Australia's economy

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the Federal Government’s investment of $4.1 billion in the critical skills education Australia will require for our future economic prosperity and success. “TAFE plays a unique and valuable role in our nation,” said AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe.

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What is the National School Reform Agreement and what does it have to do with school funding?

The NSRA is a joint agreement between the Commonwealth, states and territories, designed to lift student outcomes in Australian schools. It sets out national policy initiatives and reform directions that all governments agree to implement over a five-year period.

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AEU welcomes funding commitment

Students will benefit the most from federal education minister Jason Clare’s renewed commitment to get every school on a path to 100 per cent of its fair funding level, according to the AEU. The Minister repeated the 2022 election promise while announcing the membership and terms of reference for an expert panel to advise on the best way to achieve fair education funding.

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SSTUWA congratulates NSW counterparts on education commitment

The SSTUWA congratulates the New South Wales Teachers’ Federation for its strong campaign on public education over the past few years, culminating in a strong presence during the NSW election campaign.

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ROGS shows Morrison Government can't be trusted with public education

3 February 2022

The 2022 Report on Government Services released today by the Productivity Commission shows the extent of the Morrison Government’s failure to fairly and adequately resource public education.

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SSTUWA response to government COVID preparations

25 January 2022

The SSTUWA is pleased the state government has finally outlined its plans for the return of school next week; however the union will seek more details from the Minister regarding parts of the plan. SSTUWA president Pat Byrne said there were still some areas of concern for members.

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Labor's public schools plan a significant step forward

25 January 2022

‚ÄčThe Australian Education Union has warmly welcomed Federal Labor’s commitments to invest in education during the COVID-19 recovery, with new targeted funding for public schools.

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Union welcomes decision to delay WA's reopening

21 January 2022

The SSTUWA has welcomed the decision by the state government to delay the opening of WA’s borders. “While we understand that this will be difficult for many people in the community, it does give more time to make WA schools and TAFEs as safe as possible for those who work and learn there. It is crucial that this time is not wasted,” SSTUWA President Pat Byrne said.

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