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YouGov poll: 83% say school funding should be a priority

23 March 2021

‘Every school. Every child.’ public school funding campaign launches today

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Choose to Challenge in 2021

5 March 2021

International Women's Day is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

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SSTUWA opposes Year 1 phonics testing

26 February 2021

Children in our public school system struggle with literacy for a range of reasons – anxiety, hunger, mental health concerns, neglect – any of these factors can affect a child’s capacity to learn. The task of identifying and managing the causes of learning difficulties can be complex, something which the proposal to introduce a phonics test in Year 1 fails to recognise.

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ME becomes WE - ME Bank accepts BOQ offer

22 February 2021

ME Bank’s shareholders have unanimously agreed to accept a $1.325 billion all-cash offer from BOQ, one of Australia’s leading regional banks. The ME brand, people, operations, and Melbourne-based presence will be retained, reflecting BOQ’s multi-brand strategy and the commitment of both banks to retain their common customer-centric ethos and values.

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Western Teacher - State Election edition

19 February 2021

Find out how to lock in the best outcomes for public education through your vote at the 13 March state election. Read the party platforms, our reaction and more.

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Federal government must ‘Rebuild with TAFE’ to create a positive future for all

17 February 2021

The Australian Education Union (AEU) is calling on governments across the country to make TAFE their first priority as Australia looks to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle the country’s skills crisis.

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SSTUWA welcomes spending, renews calls for additional teaching staff

16 February 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has welcomed the McGowan Government’s $355 million investment in infrastructure at WA schools, but highlighted that the need for additional teaching staff still remains.

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Put children first and properly resource education in the regions

3 February 2021

As students, teachers, school leaders and other staff head back to regional and remote schools across the State, there are several issues which will follow them into the new school year.

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Why state schools need 500 more teachers over four years

28 January 2021

The chaos and uncertainty caused by COVID-19 last year sharply brought into focus several areas of need in the Western Australian public education system.

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SSTUWA calls for increased commitment to public education ahead of election

28 January 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA has called for an increased commitment to public education in the lead up to the state election, including employing 500 extra teachers over four years.

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News archive 2020

President Pat Byrne: Why school students should stay at home

President Pat Byrne on why school students should stay at home, published in The West Australian on 25 March 2020.

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AEU: Chaos and confusion must not continue for preschools, schools and TAFE

Last night’s statement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison has caused major confusion for principals, teachers, education support staff and parents. Australian Education Union (AEU) Federal President Correna Haythorpe called on all governments to have consistency with the decisions that are being made for schools, preschools and TAFE.

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AEU to meet with Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan about COVID-19 concerns

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan will meet with the leadership of the Australian Education Union (AEU) on Tuesday 24th March 2020. The meeting is agreed following the concerns expressed by the AEU in a letter to the Prime Minister on Thursday 19th March, 2020.

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COVID-19: Joint letter to PM from AEU

AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe and heads of the Australian Education Union branches nation-wide have signed a joint letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison regarding COVID-19.

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COVID-19: From the Minister for Education and Training

From the Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery: We are in extraordinary and challenging times and things are changing rapidly. As teachers and school staff, you play a significant role, with responsibility for more than 317,000 students across 818 public schools in WA.

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