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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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NSRA review: Failed opportunity to address inequitable school funding

23 January 2023

The Australian Education Union is urging the federal government to deliver on their election commitment of establishing a pathway to 100 per cent of the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) funding for Australia's public schools following the release of the Productivity Commission's review of the National Schools Reform Agreement (NSRA).

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News archive 2022

Union welcomes decision to delay WA's reopening

21 January 2022

The SSTUWA has welcomed the decision by the state government to delay the opening of WA’s borders. “While we understand that this will be difficult for many people in the community, it does give more time to make WA schools and TAFEs as safe as possible for those who work and learn there. It is crucial that this time is not wasted,” SSTUWA President Pat Byrne said.

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News archive 2021

Why standing up and speaking out matters

5 July 2021

In 2019, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, a government agency, released a report: Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story.

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Teachers' union calls for priority vaccination

29 June 2021

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA has today called for teachers to be made a priority for vaccination, in light of the state government’s decision to keep schools open during the four-day lockdown.

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Teachers and education workers call for vaccine clarity

29 June 2021

The Australian Education Union is calling on the federal government to provide clarity on the current COVID-19 vaccination arrangements, the priority group arrangements and the future roll out of the vaccine.

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