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Investment in TAFE an investment in Australia's economy

28 April 2023

The Australian Education Union has welcomed the Federal Government’s investment of $4.1 billion in the critical skills education Australia will require for our future economic prosperity and success. “TAFE plays a unique and valuable role in our nation,” said AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe.

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What is the National School Reform Agreement and what does it have to do with school funding?

30 March 2023

The NSRA is a joint agreement between the Commonwealth, states and territories, designed to lift student outcomes in Australian schools. It sets out national policy initiatives and reform directions that all governments agree to implement over a five-year period.

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AEU welcomes funding commitment

29 March 2023

Students will benefit the most from federal education minister Jason Clare’s renewed commitment to get every school on a path to 100 per cent of its fair funding level, according to the AEU. The Minister repeated the 2022 election promise while announcing the membership and terms of reference for an expert panel to advise on the best way to achieve fair education funding.

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SSTUWA congratulates NSW counterparts on education commitment

27 March 2023

The SSTUWA congratulates the New South Wales Teachers’ Federation for its strong campaign on public education over the past few years, culminating in a strong presence during the NSW election campaign.

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Circular 4 of 2023 Leave Arrangements for Covid-19

22 March 2023

Members are advised the Public Sector Alliance will be making strong representations to the state government over proposed changes to COVID leave arrangements.

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News archive 2022

The devastating impact of Morrison Government's failure for TAFE

7 March 2022

New data released today highlights that the Morrison Government’s failure to take responsibility for TAFE has entrenched underfunding, excessive workloads for staff and greater uncertainty for students.

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Fund public schools in line with Gonski recommendations released a decade ago

1 March 2022

The Australian Education Union is calling on the Morrison Government to deliver urgent funding for public schools in line with the recommendations of the Gonski review delivered a decade ago.

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Morrison missing for working women

1 March 2022

Today the ACTU has released “Morrison Missing – A Record of his Failure for Working Women” – a major report outlining how the Morrison Government has failed to support working women.

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Urgent funding required for teaching and learning post COVID-19

16 February 2022

An urgent investment in public school funding is required now more than ever to ensure students are not educationally disadvantaged as a result of COVID-19, the Australian Education Union has recommended in their pre-budget submission.

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Response to COVID leave announcement

14 February 2022

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA is pleased that members will now be able to access COVID leave immediately if needed, with the requirement to first exhaust other forms of leave now being lifted.

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News archive 2021

TAFE investment would fuel future workforces

11 August 2021

Critical industries like childcare, ICT, carpentry and plumbing are at risk of significant workforce shortages, which would undermine the strength of Australia’s COVID-19 economic recovery according to the Australian Education Union.

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Investment for two years of universal preschool must be new national goal

4 August 2021

The National Cabinet should prioritise investment for every child to attend two years of preschool, in the same way Australian governments provide universal primary and secondary education.

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Teachers’ union launches campaign calling for end to wages cap

26 July 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union has today launched a campaign calling for an end to the cap on wages for public school teachers and lecturers.

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