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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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Failing on climate fails Australian students

Australia’s education unions have thrown their support behind the School Strike for Climate movement, as students and supporters prepare for a national protest in advance of the Glasgow COP26 climate summit.

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Civilians in Afghanistan need our support

As the world continues to watch the distressing images from Afghanistan, we feel a mix of horror, distress and even anger, as we try to comprehend the extent of the crisis and the emerging ramifications of the Taliban seizing control of the country.

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Support students striking for climate action

School students, angry at the devastating effect of climate change, are once again taking to the streets and striking for change.

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Global body puts climate in classroom

Education International, representing 32.5 million teachers and education support personnel worldwide, has launched a global campaign to ensure climate education becomes as fundamental as teaching reading and writing.

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Federation members demand Australia backs UN nuclear ban treaty

Just months after the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the relentless pursuit of a global ban on nuclear weapons by peace activists across the world will shortly come to fruition.

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Thought-provoking entries received for Sam Lewis Peace Prize

A distance education student with limited access to power and technology has won the grand prize in the 2020 Sam Lewis Peace Prize Awards.

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Union sides with people and the planet over profits

Federation supports the campaign against the 850-well coal seam gasfield approved for development and operation in the Pilliga State Forest and on grazing land south-west of Narrabri.

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From crisis comes innovation to change nature of environmental education

One area of the NSW public school system particularly affected by COVID- 19 restrictions was the state’s 25 environmental and zoo education centres.

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Solar Our Schools

Stately Kirribilli House gained a pink, solar-powered cubby house delivered by a convoy of parents and children on 30 September, carrying an urgent message: Solar Our Schools.

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New alliance aims to end energy policy impasse

A new alliance of union and environment groups in the Hunter was officially formed in November.

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Fresh hope for action on climate change as bushfire recovery continues

“You chose hope and unity, decency, science and, yes, truth.” 

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Union’s micro event adds volume to student-led climate change advocacy

Federation is proud to support student climate activists who are prepared to act to protect their future.

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Wear yellow to support student climate strike

Student climate activists are holding another action on 25 September, the last day of term 3.

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Student climate activists continue to lead from the front

The national network of school student climate activists, School Strike 4 Climate Australia, has begun planning their next mass action, the Build our Future: Climate Justice & Jobs National Day of Action on Friday 25 September.

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Passionate allies connect to make a difference in the world

​Federation colleagues with an interest in unity, climate, habitat and global affairs can join with members who have similar concerns via the union’s Peace, Environment and International Issues Special Interest Group.

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Post-pandemic recovery must include action on climate change

“If not now, when?”

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Join the Palm Sunday Peace Rally for Refugees

This year’s Palm Sunday Peace Rally for Refugees will call on the Federal Government to offer permanent protection and the chance of family reunion to all refugees and those seeking asylum.

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Tree Levy provides real growth

An oasis of native trees, shrubs and grasses has flourished at an inner Sydney school after it received a Tree Levy Grant from Federation eight years ago.

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Peace prize makes powerful point

There’s a shift underway in relation to the Sam Lewis Peace Prize.

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