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President Matt Jarman: Violence may boil over in schools, but it starts out in society

29 May 2023

The biggest myth around violence in schools is that it is a school problem. It is not. Schools are part of the broader community. They just happen to be one of the places where the problem is most easily seen.

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eNews - 24 May 2023 (Schools)

24 May 2023

The next National School Reform Agreement, Public Education Day: Thursday 25 May, First Nations solidarity march: Sunday 28 May, School Red Books available to order, Election of State Council delegates and Education and training

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State budget’s $93.4 million to support more Western Aussies into jobs

11 May 2023

On Thursday 11 May the McGowan government released the 2023-2024 state budget. Hon Simone McGurk's released a media statement about the state budget allocation to support more Western Aussies into jobs.

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Investment in TAFE an investment in Australia's economy

28 April 2023

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the Federal Government’s investment of $4.1 billion in the critical skills education Australia will require for our future economic prosperity and success. “TAFE plays a unique and valuable role in our nation,” said AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe.

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What is the National School Reform Agreement and what does it have to do with school funding?

30 March 2023

The NSRA is a joint agreement between the Commonwealth, states and territories, designed to lift student outcomes in Australian schools. It sets out national policy initiatives and reform directions that all governments agree to implement over a five-year period.

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News archive 2022

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

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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