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Special honours for our members 

Manly-Warringah Teachers Association stalwarts Pam and John Ward have been honoured with Medals of the Order of Australia (OAM) for

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The Perrottet plan: cut qualifications, bring in unqualified teachers

The Perrottet Government’s plan to cut qualifications and bring in unqualified teachers won’t fix the teacher shortages or improve the

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More than 3,300 vacant teaching positions in public schools

The extent of the teacher shortage crisis has been revealed in new government figures showing there were 3,311 vacant permanent

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NSW Government cuts funding for catch-up school program

Internal documents reveal funding for a COVID catch-up program has been cut by the NSW Government with schools instructed to

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Passionate about our environment? Your association needs you

Climate change is already affecting teachers’ health and safety and the physical and mental health of the students we teach.

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Powerful video message wins peace prize

“We need peace as much as we need air, as much as we need water.”  Sindy Zhang from Sydney Girls

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Study grant provides Fiona opportunity to answer burning questions

Congratulations to Federation member Fiona Beasley, who has been awarded Federation’s 2023 Eric Pearson Study Grant. Trauma-informed practice in classrooms

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Wage caps hurt Hunter, hit education

The NSW Government’s employee salary cap and austerity drive is threatening public services in the Hunter – including schools and TAFE – that inject a crucial $6 billion into the region

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Vacancy for Branch Executive 2023 -2024

Mr Neale Dawson, Managing Director / Principal Solicitor, NEW Law Pty Ltd, will be the Returning Officer for the election

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Vacant teaching positions soar to almost 3000 in NSW

New figures showing the number of vacant permanent teaching positions in NSW public schools has soared to almost 3,000 are

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Help end gendered violence by advocating for legislative and social change

With the stroke of a pen the Federal Government could better support single mothers – 60 per cent of whom

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No wage cap, job security for TAFE teachers: Labor’s poll pitch

Federation has welcomed a Labor pledge to abolish the wage cap for TAFE teachers and bring the union back to

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Branch Council Representatives (Insufficient Nominations Election) – E2022/87

Nominations are called for: Bathurst– Branch Council Representative (1)Blacktown– Branch Council Representatives (2)Blayney/Molong– Branch Council Representative (1)Camden– Branch Council Representatives

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Solidarity with the people of Iran

Federation stands in solidarity with the global trade union movement, which has condemned the brutal and murderous repression of the people of Iran by a regime that has systematically violated the human rights of women, political activists, including the leaders of education unions, and the LGBTIQA+ community.

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The Restrictive Practices Framework

Federation recognises that every attempt must be made to minimise, reduce and eliminate the use of restrictive practices in schools and is committed to working towards this goal.

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Age discrimination

Age discrimination is against the law. It is defined by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board as when you have been treated unfairly because of your age or because you are the relative, friend or colleague of someone of a particular age”.

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Statement from the Heart to our children

The campaign for a constitutionally enshrined Voice is the most important campaign in our lifetimes.

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New hope for the system, but…

Unions and educators have deliberately been excluded from skills policy decision making, but this looks set to change, based on announcements from federal Labor.

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Interim approval to teach long term implications

In 2019, the Department of Education changed the processes for gaining approval to teach in NSW public schools in a misguided attempt to address teacher supply issues.

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Shots at Qatar’s cup toll

For every goal that’s scored in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar, about 39 people will have died, former Socceroos captain Craig Foster told Federation’s September Council.

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Support for newly arrived EAL/D students and their teachers

Newly arrived students will often require initial intensive English language support, and ongoing English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support but this can’t be the only focus of schools upon their enrolment.

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