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AEU welcomes new federal Labor government

22 May 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the incoming Albanese Labor Government. Federal President Correna Haythorpe said the AEU was looking forward to working with Prime Minister elect Anthony Albanese and the new Labor Government to address the Coalition Government’s decade of public education neglect.

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Record funding cuts: $559 million taken from public schools

30 March 2022

The Morrison Government’s 2022-2023 Federal Budget has slashed funding for public schools by $559 million over the next three years, whilst increasing funding for private schools by $2.6 billion over the forward estimates.

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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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News archive 2021

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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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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