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Salaries and funding among campaign issues for NSW state election

Federation will campaign for a significant breakthrough in teacher salaries in the next award — without trade-offs — Federation’s Annual Conference determined.

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When will the Federal Government learn?

The Federal Government had failed to learn the lessons of the NSW experiment, which introduced learning progressions and an online assessment tool into schools that were blamed for creating excessive teacher workload, President of the Australian Education Union Correna Haythorpe told Federation’s Annual Conference.

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Turnbull’s secret school curriculum changes leave teaching profession in the dark

A leaked report has revealed the Turnbull Government is planning a massive overhaul of the Australian Curriculum without consultation with teachers and with no extra funding or resources to implement the reforms.

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Teachers sidelined in schools funding agenda

​Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham is disrespecting the teaching profession by trying to impose a reform agenda without any consultation with teachers and without the fair funding needed for our schools, Australian Education Union (AEU) Federal President Correna Haythorpe said today.

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NSW Government ‘efficiency dividend’ cuts will hurt schools and students

The NSW Teachers Federation is deeply concerned that the Berejiklian Government’s annual ‘efficiency dividend’ will hurt our schools and students as each year it rips hundreds of millions of dollars out of the Education Department’s budget.

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Teachers commit to informing voters on school funding cuts

The Fair Funding Now! campaign has been launched in seven locations across four federal electorates in the state, attracting hundreds of teachers ready to drive the campaign forward into the next federal election.

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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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Chaplains in schools: probably illegal, certainly immoral

In the recent federal Budget, an additional $247 million has been allocated to the schools chaplaincy program. This brings the total amount of funding for the scheme, since its introduction in 2006 by the Howard Government, to about $1 billion.

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Parent leaders primed for campaign

​New research has shown teachers and principals are ideally placed to drive the campaign for fair funding for public schools.

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Budget puts big business ahead of education

​Federation welcomes Labor’s commitment to restore, in full, the $17 billion cut from schools by the Turnbull Government.

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Labor budget response commits to restoring funding to public schools and TAFE

The NSW Teachers Federation welcomes Labor’s commitment to restore in full the $17 billion cut from schools by the Turnbull Government.

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Damaging policy cuts schools’ support

​It is critical that Federation members and public school communities remain committed to holding governments to meeting the minimum resource standard, as detailed in the Fair Funding Now campaign, so schools can adequately address the learning needs of all students.

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Turnbull’s Budget fails our children

The federal Budget has failed to deliver fair funding for public schools, with the Turnbull Government yet again prioritising big business over our children and their future.

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Fairness sacrificed, says Shadow Education Minister

The Turnbull Government has sacrificed fairness for consistency, federal Shadow Education Minister Tanya Plibersek told Federation’s May Council meeting on Saturday.

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Latest Gonski review highlights need to fund its reforms

​Significant resources are needed to fund the recommendations in David Gonski’s latest report on education, yet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has cut $1.9 billion from public schools over the next two years.

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Teachers send strong message to COAG

​State and federal ministers in Adelaide for a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting have been presented with a letter signed by 5900 teachers, principals, support staff and parents calling for fair funding of public schools.

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Training course seeks to engage wider community

​As a part of the Fair Funding Now campaign, Federation has conducted six targeted campaign training days involving Federation Representatives, parents and principals in the key electorates of Banks, Gilmore, Page and Robertson.

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Startling figures support funding campaign

​A national report that shows the declining performance of our most disadvantaged school students will cost the country at least $120 billion in coming decades, reinforced Federation’s campaign for fairer public school funding, President Maurie Mulheron said.

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Proficient and committed

I am writing this in a hotel room in Canberra having spent the day wandering the corridors of Parliament House, accompanied by parents and teachers, dropping in on politicians to argue for a fairer funding model for public schools. It’s a quiet room and as the sun sets, I’m reflecting on the past 40 years.

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Join the push for proper resourcing

​Everyone committed to achieving fair funding for public schools has been urged by Federation President Maurie Mulheron to sign up to the Fair Funding Now campaign.

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Fair funding for public schools campaign to reach all communities

The campaign for fair funding for public schools will ramp up from today, Australian Education Union Federal President Correna Haythorpe said.

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