Report reveals funding crisis for public schools
16 August 2020
New analysis of ACARA data shows the funding gap between public and private schools has widened under the Morrison Government’s funding legislation and special deals for private schools.
Media release: A cruel blow for students as Govt threatens school funding
25 June 2020
Section: Media Release
The Berejiklian Government must not be allowed to use students as pawns in its attempt to impose a wage freeze across the public sector.
Campaign goes on…
14 December 2019
For decades, school funding has been an area of contested policy between governments. This year was to be the final year of the original “Gonski agreements”.
Systemic change is vital to overcome rural divide
30 September 2019
Federation has stepped up the campaign to address the growing divide between the learning outcomes and opportunities of rural and remote students and their metropolitan counterparts, calling on the Department to adopt structural solutions to overcome intersecting educational disadvantage.
Incentives must not drain funding
18 September 2019
Scholarships and pay increases recommended by the Grattan Institute to attract high-achieving HSC students to the teaching profession were worthwhile but should not be allowed to skim money from already-scarce current funding for the public system, Federation has stated.
Facta Non Verba
30 August 2019
The Latin motto at my school, Punchbowl Boys’ High School, was Facta Non Verba — deeds, not words. As young boys, we were told that people should be judged on their actions, not just their words.
Statewide solution to inequity involves raising the school staffing entitlement
28 August 2019
System failures are denying the necessary resources and staffing that schools need to realise the potential of rural students, says Federation Acting Deputy President Henry Rajendra.
Richest schools get cream of government funding
13 August 2019
The gaping divide between Australia’s four biggest-spending schools and the poorest 1800 schools has graphically exposed the Morrison Government’s handouts to rich non-government schools at the expense of the public system, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said.
Push for available funds to improve teaching and learning conditions
7 July 2019
Federation will campaign to ensure ongoing funding in the NSW public education system is best used to improve teaching and learning conditions, delegates affirmed at Annual Conference today.
Fair funding campaign driven by grassroots
15 June 2019
At June Council, Federation placed on the record its heartfelt thanks to the thousands of members, officers, staff, parents, community activists and allied organisations for their commitment and work over a long period to sustain the Fair Funding Now! campaign.
Election setback strengthens resolve to keep fighting
14 June 2019
Visitors to the Federation building in Mary Street, Surry Hills, will see black and white historical photographs scrolling on a screen in the front foyer.
Public schools need $14 billion cut restored to close resource gap
13 May 2019
When independent and Catholic schools are receiving more funding than public schools you know how unfair the system has become, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said today.
Billboards drive the message home for voters
7 May 2019
Mobile billboards are cruising through several electorates in the lead-up to the federal election, to highlight to voters what is at stake for the nation’s children at the May 18 poll.
Today’s kids can’t wait any longer for schools funding cuts to be restored
6 May 2019
“Every year in a child’s education counts — you can’t say we can wait another three years to do something for these kids; you can’t say that,” federal Labor’s shadow education minister Tanya Plibersek said in an address to Federation’s May Council meeting.
An understanding public commits to schools funding campaign activities
18 April 2019
People from the far north coast of NSW have indicated they are ready to fight for what is right and just — true needs-based funding for every student in every public school.
Change the rules, change the nation
14 April 2019
A strong showing is needed at May Day Change the Rules rallies to indicate to politicians that inequity will be an important issue for voters at the federal election.
A simple moral choice: some children or all children?
11 April 2019
As a nation, we can decide to give our teachers in public schools the resources they need for the task at hand or we continue to advantage those private schools that are over-funded.
Funding choice is plain to see
8 April 2019
What is at stake for every public school across Australia in the upcoming federal election was represented in a powerful visual statement on the lawns of Parliament House on Budget day.
Call centre volunteers required
3 April 2019
Members keen to see properly resourced public schools have been taking to the phones to inform fellow teachers of what’s at stake when it comes to voting at the federal election.
Election: funding breakthrough
11 March 2019
Federation helped gain a significant step towards fair funding of public schools after an announcement over the weekend that a Labor state government would fully fund the public system.
Union connects with new teachers in the outback
6 March 2019
New Federation members are praising the one-day Beginning Teachers Conference they attended in Broken Hill at the weekend.