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Fully funded public schools more than pay for themselves: new report

28 August 2023

A new report published by The Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work reveals the economic payoff of fully funding public schools would be two to four times the annual cost.

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NAPLAN: Australia can’t close achievement gaps without closing resources gaps

23 August 2023

The release today of the 2023 NAPLAN results, showing significant numbers of students across Australia require additional support in literacy and numeracy, reinforces the need for full funding of public schools.

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WA launch today of campaign for full funding of public schools

22 August 2023

The Western Australian launch of the national campaign to secure full funding for public schools is taking place in Perth today as new evidence shows the importance of the additional investment.

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Special responsibility allowance for schools with endorsed education support programs

17 August 2023

Teachers of eligible students with disabilities in Department-endorsed education support programs are entitled to receive a special responsibility allowance. Principals can process the allowance in HRMIS.

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Essential service pay decline must stop

15 August 2023

Key WA public sector unions in the education, health, community safety, service and other fields at a mass meeting of elected workplace representatives, last night co-signed a formal alliance agreement. That agreement will guide joint negotiation and related action seeking to reverse the real decline in public sector workforce pay since 2017 as the State Government reviews its State Wages Policy in the latter part of 2023.

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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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