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Governments must invest in education to address racism

“Throughout history, the role of education in building lasting peace has been undervalued.” (Jane Mann, World Economic Forum, 28 February

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Headway made on access and equity

Multicultural Matters: Education Quarterly, Issue 8 2023 Significant progress has been made regarding culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) students requiring

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We can do more for refugees

Multicultural Matters: Education Quarterly, Issue 7 2023 When nearly half of all people forced to fl ee war, violence and

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If you don’t know, find out

Multicultural Matters: Education Quarterly, Issue 6 2023 As teachers, we strive to inspire students to be informed and caring global

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Education is paramount to eradicating racism

Multicultural Matters: Education Quarterly, Issue 5 2023 Racism is “a very real human rights issue in contemporary Australia”, according to

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Evaluation shows EAL/D teachers improve learning outcomes

Intensive English Centre and Central Sydney Intensive English High School staffing entitlements for permanent staff will be maintained during 2022 and 2023.

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Your voice is needed

Every day, as teachers, we try to be an example to our students. We want to inspire them to be caring global citizens, and your union is here to help you with that mission.

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​Harmony Week 2021

​Harmony Week celebrates multiculturalism and diversity in Australia – a time to share our cultural heritage, practices, beliefs, identities and languages.

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High levels of responsibility and accountability not matched with support

Schools have buckets of money instead of teachers to meet needs under the Local Schools, Local Decisions model, Federation Senior Vice President Amber Flohm told the work value inquiry on 26 October.

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Help ensure children get the support they need

Support the call to ensure children and families seeking asylum have access to a social safety net during the COVID-19 pandemic this week — National Child Protection Week — by participating in the refugee rights movement’s No Child Left Behind’s National Week of Solidarity events.

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Harmony Day an opportunity to promote anti-racism

​Harmony Day is a time when school communities can unite and promote inclusion.

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Federation breaks staffing cap and secures additional EALD positions

​Federation is proud to report that the arbitrary staffing cap, initially set in 1983, has been broken.

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Multicultural Matters

On 22 May, more than 80 teachers from across the 14 Sydney and regional Intensive English Centres (IECs) came together to discuss matters affecting teachers in IECs and the broader multicultural education area.

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Multicultural matters

EAL/D provision, Intensive English Centres and Adult Migrant English Program

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Additional permanent EAL/D teachers to meet student need is long overdue

The number of students requiring specialist English language support has increased by 20 per cent over five years but not a single EAL/D teaching job has been added, Federation’s Annual Conference was told.

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Multicultural matters

EAL/D: What is it and why do we need qualified EAL/D specialist teachers?

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Harmony Day – A time for reflection

As we approach Harmony Day this year, we join the rest of the world in condemning the far-right extremist terrorist attack against the people of New Zealand.

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Multicultural matters

The union has continued to pursue enhancements for members in multiple aspects of multicultural education

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#BackTheBill to save lives offshore

​Federation is proud to join with other civil society organisations to sign the statement below. We encourage all Members of Parliament to support the forthcoming bill to ensure an adequate medical transfer process is in place for people detained in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

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Study reveals experiences of students from refugee backgrounds

Recommendations for better navigating refugee education, improving educational outcomes for students of refugee backgrounds and enhanced participation of these students and their families in school communities are included in a new report, launched at Federation’s December Council.

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Today on this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Federation members are reminded of their responsibility as educators to organise, act and educate against racism in all its forms. Federation’s Anti – Racism Policy applies to all Federation members and employees and through its decisions and policies, will heed the voices of its members and students who are subjected to racial abuse, discrimination or vilification.

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