News

SOS: Government funding increases are grossly unfair - they favour the most advantaged over the most disadvantaged

14 April 2021

Government funding for private schools increased by six times that for public schools since 2009-10 according to new research by Save Our Schools. SOS National Convenor, Trevor Cobbold, said the heavy bias against public schools is grossly unfair.

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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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News archive 2020

NAPLAN must go

The national report into the debacle behind the 2019 NAPLAN online testing regime has shown that after a decade of NAPLAN it is time for it to go, and be replaced by an assessment mechanism that puts teaching and learning at its heart.

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UnionsWA International Women's Day Rally

‚ÄčTo mark International Women's Day, UnionsWA is holding a rally on Friday 6 of March from 5:15pm.

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ACTU - Superannuation must increase to 15% and women need a better deal

Women need more super to achieve a dignified and independent retirement. The Superannuation Guarantee for women must increase to 15% at an accelerated rate.

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ACTU - Actions to minimise the health effects of bushfire smoke haze

Bushfire smoke contains a mixture of gases and very fine particles that can be hazardous to health. Those most at risk are firefighters and outdoor workers.

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Rainbow Knowledge research project

The Rainbow Knowledge research project aims to understand and promote the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people, and work with local services to help them understand your needs.

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