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Morrison's budget a deplorable failure for public education

29 March 2022

The Morrison Government has once again failed public school, preschool and TAFE staff, students and parents across the nation with this year's Federal Budget.

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TAFE is the solution to nation's skills woes

24 March 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed a new report by economist Alison Pennington and the Centre for Future Work, titled Fragmentation and Photo Ops: The Failures of Australia’s Skills Policy Through COVID.

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Labor's consent education plan a meaningful commitment towards violence prevention

8 March 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed Federal Labor’s commitment to invest $77m for teaching consent education in Australian schools on International Women’s Day.

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The devastating impact of Morrison Government's failure for TAFE

7 March 2022

New data released today highlights that the Morrison Government’s failure to take responsibility for TAFE has entrenched underfunding, excessive workloads for staff and greater uncertainty for students.

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Fund public schools in line with Gonski recommendations released a decade ago

1 March 2022

The Australian Education Union is calling on the Morrison Government to deliver urgent funding for public schools in line with the recommendations of the Gonski review delivered a decade ago.

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Morrison missing for working women

1 March 2022

Today the ACTU has released “Morrison Missing – A Record of his Failure for Working Women” – a major report outlining how the Morrison Government has failed to support working women.

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News archive 2021

Invest in three-year-olds, invest in the nation

29 November 2021

Australia’s youngest children are at risk of being left behind due to the ongoing failure of the Federal and some state governments to invest in three-year-old preschool.

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President's address to November State Council Conference

23 November 2021

Welcome to our November State Council and Conference. This State Council will be the last one before yet another federal election. In reflecting on what I said immediately after the 2019 federal election, which was to the effect that there would be no change to school funding for at least three years, I see that in fact I was wrong. There have been changes, just not the ones we wanted.

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Thanks for taking a break

8 November 2021

‚ÄčOn World Teachers' Day, we saw hundreds of members reclaim their staffrooms and take a proper break, as the spotlight was on teacher well-being. We encourage members to continue taking their breaks together when possible and not to work during their lunch breaks.

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Prioritising you on World Teachers' Day

28 October 2021

Take a Break and reclaim the staffroom. This World Teachers’ Day the SSTUWA will be promoting public educator well-being amongst its members. Attend the staffroom during lunchtime on Friday 29 October We are asking all members to attend the staffroom and to encourage their colleagues to do the same this World Teachers’ Day, Friday 29 October. Reclaim the staffroom for teacher use to take a breather and connect with your colleagues as we put the spotlight on teacher well-being and the need for a proper break on World Teachers’ Day and beyond.

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Rebuild early childhood workforce through TAFE

14 October 2021

The release today of the Shaping Our Future; A ten-year strategy to ensure a sustainable, high-quality children’s education and care workforce 2022–2031 highlights the critical need for greater investment in TAFE.

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