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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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New campaign for full funding of public schools

2 August 2023

The Australian Education Union is launching a national campaign today outside Parliament House in Canberra to secure the full funding of public schools. The For Every Child campaign aims to secure full funding by 2028 to allow public schools to reduce class sizes, increase the one-on-one support for students and provide more time and classroom assistance for teachers.

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News archive 2022

Schools review must consider funding: AEU

11 July 2022

The Australian Education Union is urging the federal government to ensure school funding is a key consideration of the review of the National Schools Reform Agreement (NSRA).

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Long service leave and casual employees

29 June 2022

Last month, government agencies started making payments to some casual and former casual employees representing historical long service leave entitlements. This article will discuss the background to these payments, issues that might arise and what members can do to get further advice and help in resolving any problems.

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AEU welcomes reform of chaplaincy program

17 June 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the Federal Government’s proposal to open the National Chaplaincy Program to professionally qualified student welfare officers but much more must be done to support students who need extra help at school.

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A public education agenda for the new education minister

1 June 2022

Save Our Schools today presented a public education agenda for the new Minister for Education, Jason Clare.

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AEU welcomes new education ministers

1 June 2022

The Australian Education Union has welcomed Jason Clare as the new Federal Education Minister, Brendan O’Connor to the skills and training portfolio and Anne Aly as Early Childhood Education Minister.

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News archive 2021

SSTUWA position on COVID-19 vaccinations

12 October 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA supports the position of the ACTU on vaccinations. Vaccinations are widely supported by the union movement as being the best way to avoid ongoing serious health, economic and social disruption from COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Australian children at risk of being left behind on early learning

17 September 2021

​Children are at risk of being left behind, the Australian Education Union warned, as new OECD data shows Australia’s poor performance on early learning.

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Education ministers must prioritise school COVID-19 recovery planning: AEU

3 September 2021

The AEU is calling on education ministers to urgently develop a national plan for school COVID-19 recovery as a priority agenda item for the education ministers meeting today.

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