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Voice, Treaty, Truth of Uluru Statement begins in the classroom

​Indigenous lawyer and human rights advocate Teela Reid urged the teaching profession to educate students about the real truth of Australia’s history and to embrace the Uluru Statement from the Heart at Federation’s Annual Conference.

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Collectivism kicks goals for justice, says former Socceroos captain Craig Foster

There were calls for former Socceroo captain Craig Foster to be named Australian of the Year, even prime minister, after he saved the life of a young refugee footballer from Melbourne detained in Bangkok on trumped-up charges laid by the country he fled, Bahrain.

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Music to the ears

Teachers’ work to foster performing arts talent was lauded by Talent Development Project artistic director Peter Cousens during Federation’s Annual Conference.

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Wider focus for TAFE would better prepare students for their working lives

New social policy is desperately needed for the vocational education and training sector says Centre for Future Work associate Pat Forward.

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Union vows to escalate push for conditions to improve Aboriginal students’ outcomes

​Federation has committed to intensifying its efforts to the close the gap in Aboriginal education outcomes, with a set of comprehensive policy objectives endorsed by a decision of Federation’s Annual Conference yesterday.

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Top honour for Federation activists

Teachers who have given outstanding service to their fellow Federation members over many years were bestowed Life Membership of Federation at Annual Conference.

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Forum to plot course to bolster TAFE

A national event on the future of TAFE is being planned by the Australian Education Union.

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All changes to assessment and reporting must be led by the teaching profession, Conference declares

The recent NAPLAN outages revealed the “fiasco” the “flawed and corrupt” national testing tool had become, NSW Teachers Federation Annual Conference was told yesterday.

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The profession must claim its rightful place in education discussions

Teachers need to take the lead in debate on education policy, Australian Education Union Federal President Correna Haythorpe told delegates at Federation’s Annual Conference on Monday.

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TAFE award talks to be informed by member opinions

TAFE members will be surveyed in workplaces on a range of industrial and professional issues as Federation begins planning for the next enterprise bargaining agreement, Annual Conference determined on Monday.

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Union commits to real growth in salaries, improved working conditions

Results of the schools salary survey of members were reported to Annual Conference and the Federation will now embark on developing a log of claims in preparation for salaries negotiations to begin in term 4 with the Department of Education.

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Additional permanent teachers will boost quality teaching and learning

Increasing the number of permanent teaching positions in the state’s public schools was the surest way to provide adequate classroom relief for teachers, address the high number of temporary teachers in the system and address the increasingly complex nature of student needs, Federation’s Annual Conference was told today.

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Recurrent and capital funding key to essential resourcing and staffing levels

There are just not enough people employed in the NSW public education system, Federation President Maurie Mulheron declared at Annual Conference today.

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Tributes celebrate influential contributions to union

The work of Lee Rhiannon and Dr Les Perelman in support of Federation priorities has been recognised with Champion of Public Education accolades.

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Push for available funds to improve teaching and learning conditions

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.

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Scholarship program shows $60,000 commitment to building the profession

A group of Federation student members have been presented with $4000 Future Teacher Scholarships, in a ceremony held at Annual Conference.

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