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Safe Work Australia is raising awareness of quad bike safety this National Farm Safety Week

22 July 2019

Quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces, including farms.

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Pay decision not enough for living costs

17 June 2019

UnionsWA has today commented on the decision by WA Industrial Relations Commission in the State Wage Case, which sets wages for around three hundred thousand working West Australians on the WA Minimum Wage and reliant State awards including many trainees and apprentices.

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TAFE facing dismal future under Morrison Govt

13 June 2019

Australia’s TAFE system faces a dismal future if the years of neglect, underfunding and privatisation by federal Coalition governments continues under the Morrison Government’s discredited contestable funding model.

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Walk for Reconciliation

28 May 2019

Please join us in the ‘Walk for Reconciliation’ organised by Reconciliation WA, on Friday 31 March arrive at 12.00 for a 12.20pm start. Finish: 2.00pm.

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Teachers have completely lost faith in NAPLAN after latest online debacle

20 May 2019

According to reports received by the Australian Education Union (AEU) from its members, the shambolic situation yesterday left thousands of public school students unable to log on or finish the test due to NAPLAN online connectivity issues, leaving many students in tears after repeatedly losing work.

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Union calls for Fair Funding for Public Schools

3 September 2018

‚ÄčThe State School Teachers’ Union of WA says a Liberal-National Government capital grant fund only offered to private schools to upgrade school facilities is unfair and not needs-based.

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Morrison Government must put public schools first

28 August 2018

New Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan will have absolutely no positive impact in his portfolio if he persists with the Morrison Government’s policy of cutting billions of dollars from federal public school funding.

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‘Fatally flawed’ online data means NAPLAN is worthless

27 August 2018

A report declaring that data from the 2018 NAPLAN is essentially useless means that new Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan must heed the calls for a comprehensive review of NAPLAN and My School.

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Turnbull government turning its back on early childhood education

6 August 2018

The Turnbull government is abandoning Australia’s preschool children with its plan to cut nearly $500 million in funding to the early childhood education sector (ECE).

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Safety is Our Priority

1 August 2018

The Minister for Education Sue Ellery published an opinion piece in the West Australian newspaper on 30 July 2018

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