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Don’t be angry about schools funding. Be furious. 

Federation recognises that the NSW Department of Education’s recent decision to pull back education funding from schools was hard felt. 

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The stakes are too high for complacency

The need to comprehensively overhaul the NSW public school system has never been more urgent. Our mandate, to provide a

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Billboard rolls into Hunter urging PM not to shortchange local kids

The Prime Minister and local federal Labor MPs will be urged to fully resource public schools across the Hunter region

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Teachers back Minns and Car in fight for education funding

NSW teachers have endorsed the strong determination of Premier Chris Minns and Education Minister Prue Car to secure full funding

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AG report shows urgency of addressing teacher shortages in the Bush

The NSW Government must honour its agreement to lift teacher salaries amid a damning Auditor General report into regional, remote

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Government must attend to vital infrastructure issues 

The classroom shortage, maintenance backlog, the program to build public preschools, and affordable housing are key infrastructure issues Federation is

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Murrumbidgee community welcomes school demerger 

Years of dogged activism has paid off in the Riverina with the Government announcement of the demerger of Murrumbidgee Regional

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Four schools saved from closure 

Members in MURWILLUMBAH taking part in December 7 strike action

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Amendments to the 2021-2023 School Staffing Agreement

Recent changes announced to the Staffing Agreement, including access to service transfers, mark the culmination of longstanding Federation policy to

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Time to bolster permanent roles

Staffing every public school throughout NSW with appropriately qualified and accredited permanent teachers remains one of the greatest challenges facing the NSW public school system.

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No nearer to closing the gap

​The defeat of the Morrison Government and a successful Fair Funding Now! campaign at the upcoming federal election will be critical to narrowing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples across many, if not all, of the targets of the Closing the Gap strategy.

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State parties signal breakthrough staffing reform

The protection and enhancement of a statewide staffing system that distributes qualified, permanent teachers to every public school community across NSW, remains the most responsible use of additional needs-based funding in our public schools.

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Public preschool education

The provision of free public preschool education in NSW is one of the worst of any state or territory in Australia. Of all early childhood education service types available in NSW, government preschools account for only 5 per cent. Enrolment share follows a similar pattern.

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Teachers to have say on design

The unregulated approach to school infrastructure projects is to come to a halt.

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Call to retain public school land

The NSW Government recently announced the construction of a new primary school and high school on the Meadowbank TAFE site to “cater for the community’s growing number of families”.

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School building program not compliant

Federation continues to receive concerning reports from members regarding school building projects in a number of locations across the state.

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Campaign wins recurrent funding increase

While the Turnbull Government has refused to fund its share of the final two years of the NSW Gonski agreement, the schools funding campaign has been successful in attracting an additional $1.4 billion to NSW public schools since 2014.

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Governments must step up on funding school infrastructure

Over the next 10 to 12 years public school enrolments will grow by 23 per cent, demanding a major commitment to expenditure on school infrastructure and a thoroughly informed and well-planned program of public works.

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