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ACU research reveals acute warning signs for Australian school principals’ health, well-being and longevity in the profession

22 March 2023

The 2022 annual Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Well-being Survey results were released in full on Monday by the Australian Catholic University. Key information demonstrates that teacher shortages are a major source of stress for school leaders.

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Ministers get it wrong on master's degree

1 March 2023

The Australian Education Union has rejected the Education Ministers’ announced feasibility study investigating a one-year education master’s degree as an attack on the qualifications of the teaching profession.

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AEU to support "Yes" campaign for Voice to Parliament

24 February 2023

The Australian Education Union will affirm their commitment to the Yes campaign for the upcoming referendum on the First Nations Voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution at their National Conference today.

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Regional/remote schools worst affected by teacher shortage

23 February 2023

With Western Australia’s public education system currently facing a teacher shortage, among other issues, the unfortunate reality is that schools in regional and remote areas are the worst affected. While it is tough to find experienced, fully qualified teachers to teach specialist subjects in metropolitan schools, it’s far more difficult to attract those people to country schools.

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ROGS 2023: No better time than now to invest in public education

9 February 2023

The 2023 Report on Government Services released today by the Productivity Commission has highlighted the task that lies ahead for the Albanese Government to address the inequities in public education.

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News archive 2022

Media Release: Response to changes to school COVID protocols

8 February 2022

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA says school principals across the state are grappling with how to implement new COVID protocols in schools after receiving very little notice the changes were coming into effect.

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School teachers need clear guidelines on managing COVID

4 February 2022

The outbreak of COVID-19 in schools has caused confusion among parents and the community, and anxiety among education staff.

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ROGS shows Morrison Government can't be trusted with public education

3 February 2022

The 2022 Report on Government Services released today by the Productivity Commission shows the extent of the Morrison Government’s failure to fairly and adequately resource public education.

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SSTUWA response to government COVID preparations

25 January 2022

The SSTUWA is pleased the state government has finally outlined its plans for the return of school next week; however the union will seek more details from the Minister regarding parts of the plan. SSTUWA president Pat Byrne said there were still some areas of concern for members.

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Labor's public schools plan a significant step forward

25 January 2022

‚ÄčThe Australian Education Union has warmly welcomed Federal Labor’s commitments to invest in education during the COVID-19 recovery, with new targeted funding for public schools.

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News archive 2021

The cap on teachers' pay simply doesn't add up any more

26 July 2021

Western Australia’s economy is handling the impacts of COVID-19 better than anyone anticipated and we’re expecting a multi-billion dollar surplus in the next budget. But at the same time that our economy is booming, education funding per child is falling and teachers’ wages are stagnant.

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Preventing violence against women through school education

7 July 2021

Challenging gender stereotypes, embedding positive role-modelling in schools and promoting gender equality are some of the ways the education system can help prevent gender-based violence, according to new reports from anti-domestic violence campaigners Our Watch.

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First Nations education experts respond to mistruths in relation to the Australian Curriculum review

7 July 2021

Today, more than 150 Indigenous education experts and practitioners who together represent 2,168.5 years of teaching experience, have issued a statement responding to mistruths in relation to the Australian Curriculum review.

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