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President Matt Jarman: Violence may boil over in schools, but it starts out in society

The biggest myth around violence in schools is that it is a school problem. It is not. Schools are part of the broader community. They just happen to be one of the places where the problem is most easily seen.

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eNews - 24 May 2023 (Schools)

The next National School Reform Agreement, Public Education Day: Thursday 25 May, First Nations solidarity march: Sunday 28 May, School Red Books available to order, Election of State Council delegates and Education and training

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State budget’s $93.4 million to support more Western Aussies into jobs

On Thursday 11 May the McGowan government released the 2023-2024 state budget. Hon Simone McGurk's released a media statement about the state budget allocation to support more Western Aussies into jobs.

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Investment in TAFE an investment in Australia's economy

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?

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

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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AEU: Statement on public education funding

16 December 2022

Every child has the right to a high quality education, delivered by qualified and professional teachers in their local neighbourhood. It is Australia’s public education system and its dedicated workforce that upholds this right.

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SSTUWA welcomes announcement of new education portfolios

14 December 2022

The State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has welcomed the announcement of a new Education Minister in today’s cabinet reshuffle, with the division into separate ministerial portfolios of early childhood education and training suggesting the state government is giving education a higher priority.

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Desperate measures not the answer to teacher shortages

12 December 2022

he State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia has rejected the state government’s desperate plans to fix the state’s teacher shortage, saying they will not address the underlying issues in the public education system.

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ACTU calls for release of Cambodian unionist Sithar Chhim

1 December 2022

President of the Cambodian hospitality union (LRSU) representing workers at the Naga World Casino Hotel was arrested in Phnom Penh airport and jailed on 26 November while returning from International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Congress in Melbourne.

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