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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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News archive 2021

Preventing violence against women through school education

7 July 2021

Challenging gender stereotypes, embedding positive role-modelling in schools and promoting gender equality are some of the ways the education system can help prevent gender-based violence, according to new reports from anti-domestic violence campaigners Our Watch.

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First Nations education experts respond to mistruths in relation to the Australian Curriculum review

7 July 2021

Today, more than 150 Indigenous education experts and practitioners who together represent 2,168.5 years of teaching experience, have issued a statement responding to mistruths in relation to the Australian Curriculum review.

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Why standing up and speaking out matters

5 July 2021

In 2019, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, a government agency, released a report: Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story.

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Teachers' union calls for priority vaccination

29 June 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA has today called for teachers to be made a priority for vaccination, in light of the state government’s decision to keep schools open during the four-day lockdown.

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Teachers and education workers call for vaccine clarity

29 June 2021

The Australian Education Union is calling on the federal government to provide clarity on the current COVID-19 vaccination arrangements, the priority group arrangements and the future roll out of the vaccine.

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