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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

AEU: Statement on public education funding

16 December 2022

Every child has the right to a high quality education, delivered by qualified and professional teachers in their local neighbourhood. It is Australia’s public education system and its dedicated workforce that upholds this right.

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SSTUWA welcomes announcement of new education portfolios

14 December 2022

The State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has welcomed the announcement of a new Education Minister in today’s cabinet reshuffle, with the division into separate ministerial portfolios of early childhood education and training suggesting the state government is giving education a higher priority.

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Desperate measures not the answer to teacher shortages

12 December 2022

he State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has rejected the state government’s desperate plans to fix the state’s teacher shortage, saying they will not address the underlying issues in the public education system.

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ACTU calls for release of Cambodian unionist Sithar Chhim

1 December 2022

President of the Cambodian hospitality union (LRSU) representing workers at the Naga World Casino Hotel was arrested in Phnom Penh airport and jailed on 26 November while returning from International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Congress in Melbourne.

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President's address to November State Council Conference

11 November 2022

We are at the end of yet another year which brought far more turmoil than we could have ever expected. We thought that we’d seen the worst of COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021 and that we were pretty well prepared - vaccinations mostly done – for the beginning of the year.

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News archive 2021

Inequity in school funding

18 June 2021

Statement from Correna Haythorpe, AEU Federal President. The report in today’s Nine Newspapers, ‘Australia’s top private schools are growing richer and faster than ever’ is clear evidence that for eight long years, the federal government has failed to invest in the resources and infrastructure public schools need to provide the education and support public students deserve.

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Investment in modern classrooms would lift student performance, new report shows

14 June 2021

A new report shows investment in public school capital works would help lift student performance and could generate over $5 billion every year in economic stimulus due to increased employment and improved student outcomes.

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​New Alliance for fair public sector pay

9 June 2021

Western Australian public sector unions have formed a new alliance comprising public school teachers and support staff, health workers, prison officers, firefighters, engineers, community service workers and those in our rail system, among others. It will work to reform the WA Government’s wage fixing policy. WA State Wages Policy imposes a cap to increases meaning a decline in real terms for six years for the vast majority of those we rely on to deliver essential health, education, community safety and other services.

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