You are always welcome here
1 March 2023
Unions are a place for inclusion, Australian Education Union Federal Secretary Kevin Bates told participants at the Diversity in Education…
Latham report fails teachers and gender-diverse students
7 September 2021
NSW Teachers Federation has condemned One Nation’s war on trans and gender-diverse students expressed in a biased and misleading report of a NSW parliamentary committee written by One Nation MP Mark Latham.
How to respect your transgender students
26 August 2021
A transgender, or trans, person, is someone who does not identify with the gender that they were assigned at birth. When they were born, a doctor looked at them, made a judgement based on their physical features and wrote “male” or “female” on their paperwork.
Expression of Self: Navigating pronouns in schools
25 August 2021
By changing one word in a sentence or by introducing yourself in a way that asserts your preferred pronouns, you might well help change a little piece of the world for the better.
Wear purple on 27 August and foster year-round support of LGBTIQ youth
24 August 2021
Research shows that 75 per cent of LGBTIQ youth will be bullied just for being who they are.
Let’s beat One Nation’s bigoted Bill
23 February 2021
Submissions to One Nation’s Education Bill close this Sunday and Federation encourages members to make an online submission “via survey” before the opportunity is gone.
Penguin partners lead Mardi Gras message
10 February 2021
Who better to tip a bouquet of ice on a discriminatory policy against diversity than a pair of loved-up penguins?
Sea Life and Wild Life member offer
15 December 2020
Members can access both SEA LIFE and WILD LIFE this year for FREE.
Federation joins 90 community groups to oppose One Nation bill
6 November 2020
The New South Wales Teachers Federation has joined with a large number of community groups to oppose legislation on ‘religious freedoms’ put before State Parliament by One Nation.
31 October 2020
Section: Member’s Voice
The 57 Bus is a true story of two young people whose paths cross one day with significant impact.
Union walks the rights road with LGBTIQ members
29 October 2020
“All people must have equal rights,” declared Federation’s 1978 Sexual Discrimination policy.
Federation joins celebrations for Wear it Purple Day
9 September 2020
Federation joined more than 750 schools and universities as well as a range community organisations, corporations and government departments to recognise and celebrate Wear It Purple Day on 28 August.
Wear It Purple Day celebrates 10 years!
25 August 2020
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Wear It Purple Day, an initiative set up by young people to recognise that LGBTIQ (Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning) young people have the right to be who they are, and can be proud of who they are.
Proposed Education Bill has wide reaching ramifications
18 August 2020
Legislation was recently introduced in the NSW Parliament that seeks to change the way teachers support the wellbeing of students and the subject material that can be covered in classes.
Spotlight placed on LGBTIQ inclusion in the workforce
26 June 2020
International Pride Month — June — is when many organisations reflect on LGBTIQ inclusive practices and how far they have come.
Colour and creativity for IDAHOBIT
19 May 2020
LGBTIQ communities around the world celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Biophobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) with colour and creativity on Sunday 17 May
LGBTIQ events provide opportunity for recognition and inclusion
19 May 2020
Specific days of recognition or celebration are an opportunity to reflect on how we incorporate and include LGBTIQ perspectives in our schools and subject areas.
Actively showing our support
6 March 2020
With the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras comes an increase of rainbows across the city, from businesses, government bodies and community.
5 March 2020
Section: Member’s Voice
How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea, Saga, Teacher for Justice, Celebrating Difference
Religious Freedom Bill to take away rights of others
10 February 2020
At the end of last year, while bushfires roared across NSW and smoke blanketed Sydney, the Prime Minister released the second draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill. At the time, Scott Morrison was accused of using the haze of bushfires to release a flawed and damaging Bill.
Rainbow connections in Parramatta
1 December 2019
Parramatta Foreshore was recently filled with rainbows and fun at the 13th annual Parramatta Pride Picnic where locals celebrated LGBTIQ diversity.