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AEU: Education ministers must deliver full funding of public schools

30 April 2024

Education Ministers meeting in Perth today must make real progress on public school funding with new research revealing the urgent need for the additional investment to lift results and combat debilitating teacher shortages and declining student and teacher wellbeing.

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Teachers directed to stop work if agreement isn’t reached

22 March 2024

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA has advised its members to stop work for half a day on 23 April if a new enterprise agreement isn’t reached before then.

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AEU: $30 billion capital divide in Australian schools revealed in new report

23 February 2024

Five private schools spent more on lavish new facilities in 2021 than governments spent on over half the public schools in the nation, according to a new report which reveals the full extent of the $30 billion capital divide in Australian schools.

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Union welcomes funding announcement

31 January 2024

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA has described today’s funding announcement for public schools as a very positive first step. SSTUWA president Matt Jarman said the agreement to deliver 100% of the Schooling Resource Standard for all public schools in Western Australia will be life-changing for both educators and students.

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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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News archive 2023

Now is the time to strengthen our efforts and commitment to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities

16 October 2023

Today we acknowledge the elders and custodians of our diverse Nations and Countries. They are the knowledge holders and the educators of our communities. They have led us through the Referendum process and will continue to lead us as a nation that is still learning how to listen, to learn and to heal together.

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eNews - 3 October 2023 (New educators)

3 October 2023

New Educators: For Every Child, Career planning, Upcoming wellbeing webinar

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3 October 2023

New preschool outcomes measure

28 September 2023

The voices and expertise of early childhood teachers and educators must be central to the development of the Preschool Outcomes Measure, says the Australian Education Union.

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Teachers spending their own money due to underfunding

14 September 2023

Teachers are being forced to spend hundreds of dollars of their own money each year to ensure that students do not miss out on vital education activities due to the underfunding of public schools by governments.

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News archive 2022

Australia’s public education funding slashed during the pandemic

4 October 2022

Australia’s public education expenditure declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of only nine member nations to cut funding, according to the latest Education At A Glance report from the OECD.

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Inequitable school funding creates inequitable school outcomes

14 September 2022

The Australian Education Union is calling for a renewed focus on increasing public school funding, following the release of the interim report of the Productivity Commission’s review of the National Schools Reform Agreement (NSRA).

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TAFE finally gets its due this National TAFE Day

6 September 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the bold TAFE funding reform initiated by the Albanese Federal Government as it celebrates the annual National TAFE Day today on 6 September.

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AEU welcomes $1.1 billion TAFE announcement

1 September 2022

The Australian Education Union has warmly welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of 180,000 fee free TAFE places, made during his Jobs and Skills Summit opening address.

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AEU statement on Jobs and Skills Australia

28 July 2022

‚ÄčThe Australian Education Union has welcomed the swift action taken by the Albanese Government for the interim establishment of Jobs and Skills Australia as a statutory body to tackle Australia’s skills shortage.

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News archive 2021

Thanks for taking a break

8 November 2021

‚ÄčOn World Teachers' Day, we saw hundreds of members reclaim their staffrooms and take a proper break, as the spotlight was on teacher well-being. We encourage members to continue taking their breaks together when possible and not to work during their lunch breaks.

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Prioritising you on World Teachers' Day

28 October 2021

Take a Break and reclaim the staffroom. This World Teachers’ Day the SSTUWA will be promoting public educator well-being amongst its members. Attend the staffroom during lunchtime on Friday 29 October We are asking all members to attend the staffroom and to encourage their colleagues to do the same this World Teachers’ Day, Friday 29 October. Reclaim the staffroom for teacher use to take a breather and connect with your colleagues as we put the spotlight on teacher well-being and the need for a proper break on World Teachers’ Day and beyond.

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Rebuild early childhood workforce through TAFE

14 October 2021

The release today of the Shaping Our Future; A ten-year strategy to ensure a sustainable, high-quality children’s education and care workforce 2022–2031 highlights the critical need for greater investment in TAFE.

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