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President Matt Jarman: Our classrooms are in crisis

31 January 2024

As the latest generation of West Australian children start their education journey, it is time to stop talking and start acting to address the problems facing public education. The situation is far too serious to waste time on political blame games between parties and levels of government.

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All governments must commit to full funding of public schools

31 January 2024

The Australian Education Union today called on all governments to commit to ending the underfunding of public schools as a matter of urgency saying the future of the teaching profession is at stake along with the quality of education delivered across the nation.

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News archive 2023

November

6 November 2023

Review into public education finds teaching profession at breaking point

6 November 2023

A review into public education in WA headed by Dr Carmen Lawrence has found the teaching profession is at breaking point, with many teachers planning to leave the sector.

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Review into public education finds regional schools lack support

6 November 2023

A review into public education headed by Dr Carmen Lawrence has found the teaching profession is at breaking point, with regional teachers and school leaders not getting the support they need. Commissioned by the State School Teachers’ Union of WA, the review took more than 12 months, received over 100 submissions from both individuals and peak bodies, held community forums in 11 regional towns and conducted two statewide online sessions.

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More than a recruitment campaign needed to fix teacher shortages

31 October 2023

The Australian Education Union today welcomed the recruitment campaign launched by the Prime Minister but said a far greater investment in the teaching profession and public schools was needed to end chronic shortages and ensure teachers have the time and support to meet the needs of every child.

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WA launch of road trip on World Teachers’ Day today

27 October 2023

The Western Australian launch of a national road trip to help secure full funding for public schools is taking place in Perth today.

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News archive 2022

Federal budget education highlights - October 2022

3 November 2022

The following are highlights of education funding allocated in the 2022-23 Federal Budget delivered by Treasurer Jim Chalmers on 25 October 2022.

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Draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan released

3 November 2022

The Australian Education Union will consult with members across the country on the recommendations of the draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan, released today.

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World Teachers' Day 2022!

27 October 2022

Federal budget sets the standard for TAFE funding

26 October 2022

AEU media release

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Regaining a voice for public education

10 October 2022

Consider this quote, which comes from one of over 400 school leaders and union reps who completed our survey Managing Teacher Relief in WA Public Schools:

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News archive 2021

Empower students with disability by investing in their education

3 December 2021

New data from the Australian Education Union shows that public schools do not have the resources required to meet the needs of students with disability.

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SSTUWA ramps up campaign against wages cap

1 December 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA is ramping up its campaign against the State Government’s public sector wages cap, as the current teacher shortage threatens to worsen.

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Invest in three-year-olds, invest in the nation

29 November 2021

Australia’s youngest children are at risk of being left behind due to the ongoing failure of the Federal and some state governments to invest in three-year-old preschool.

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