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Secret curriculum changes leave teaching profession in the dark

27 July 2018

The Turnbull Government has blindsided the teaching profession by planning the biggest Australian school curriculum reforms in decades without consulting the very teachers, principals and support staff who will be forced to implement the changes, according to the Australian Education Union (AEU).

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School Reform Agreement: What does it mean?

27 July 2018

A draft National School Reform Agreement (NSRA) is in the process of being prepared for consideration by state and territory education ministers in September this year.

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EOIs open for AEU Federal Women's Conference

23 July 2018

The AEU Federal Women's Conference is a fantastic opportunity for women members to hear from a range of guest speakers, become more aware of professional and industrial matters and build a network within the education community across Australia.

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2018 Work Safety Awards WA nominations

14 June 2018

​OSH Representatives, schools and colleges can submit a nomination to the 2018 Work Safety Awards WA

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WA pay decision disappointing

14 June 2018

​UnionsWA has today commented on the decision by WA Industrial Relations Commission in the State Wage Case

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Call for Domestic Violence Leave for all

6 December 2017

As part of the International 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence, UnionsWA and affiliated unions met with the WA Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Simone McGurk to hear about action being taken by the State Government to reduce the incidence of family and domestic violence.

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Unions welcome end to payroll tax loophole

30 November 2017

UnionsWA has welcomed the report today that the WA State Government will move to close a loophole that has meant employers have been claiming payroll tax exemptions for trainees.

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Stop Turnbull’s TAFE cuts

30 November 2017

Funding for vocational education has plummeted yet again, with data released today showing that government funding for the sector has been slashed by more than 31 per cent since 2012.

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Union demands greater investment in leadership and teaching in schools by Turnbull Government

24 November 2017

The Australian Education Union has demanded Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s full commitment to leadership and teaching in schools following its release today of a submission to the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

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Wage theft in Australia: Findings of the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey

23 November 2017

Released on 21 November, 2017, Wage Theft in Australia indicates that Australia has a large silent underclass of migrant workers, primarily made up of international students and backpackers, who are paid well below the minimum wage in at least 12 main industries.

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