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Council Report: 2 June 2018

On 2 June, Council heard reports and made decisions on a number of important matters.

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Retired Teachers Association news

At the May meeting, the RTA condemned the Turnbull Government’s budget. The ABC now faces an $84 million cut to its funding over the next three years and it seems that analysis of federal policies and expenditure on the broadcaster’s side is met with a large financial stick.

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Council Report: 5 May 2018

Key issues discussed at May Council included Federation’s response to “Gonski 2.0”, the preliminary findings arising from the Understanding the work of schools survey, the push for a new NAPLAN, protecting and enhancing staffing entitlements and initial teacher education.

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AEU NSWTF Branch Financial Report 2017

The financial statements of the NSW Teachers Federation for the year ending 31 December 2017 have been audited in accordance with the provisions of Section 257 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.

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Public outrage at bus privatisation

The privatisation of public services is an issue close to the hearts of public school teachers.

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Council Report: 17 March 2018

Federation’s March Council was briefed about the Fair Funding Now campaign launched in Canberra on 27 March to turn back the Turnbull Government’s cuts to schools when it tore up the national funding agreement with the states.

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Change the Rules campaign

​The May Day marches in Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle will focus on the combined union campaign to “Change the Rules”.

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Retired Teachers Association news

​Attack on unions, ABC equals quality, Art gallery visit, Alana Valentine presentation plus more.

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Information for Members affected by bushfires

The Federation offers its support to teachers and schools in the areas affected by the devastating bushfires in Tathra. The NSW Teachers Federation is aware that a number of teachers live in the area and may have lost their homes and/or suffered damage to property as a result of the bushfires.

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Council Report

Council report: 17 February 2018

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Tree Levy grants schools green space

The Tree Levy is an annual grants scheme funded by Federation that aims to offset the environmental impact of the union’s activities via a notional levy on the paper used by the union.

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Retired Teachers Association news

This year marks the 100th birthday of Federation and will be an important time for everyone who supports public education and trade unionism.

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Vale Colleen Hood

At Federation’s February Council meeting, General Secretary John Dixon remembered Colleen Hood as a tireless and courageous advocate in the struggle for justice and fairness. A long-time teacher, Federation Life Member and labour movement activist, she died after a short illness on 8 January, aged 75.

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Expert to present NAPLAN report at public lecture

A world leader in assessment theory and practice, Dr Les Perelman, will outline his findings on NAPLAN at a public lecture on Friday, 4 May at 6pm.

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Union history takes centre stage at council

Pieces of Federation’s history held prime position at the Council meeting held on Saturday, the first during the union’s centenary year.

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Gary Zadkovich’s immeasurable contribution to teachers’ working lives acknowledged

Family, friends, education officials and former students gathered to celebrate the remarkable career of Gary Zadkovich at his retirement function at the University of Sydney.

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Notice of Election – Canterbury Bankstown Teachers Association

Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 4pm Bankstown Senior College, Corner Eldridge Rd & Antwerp Street, Bankstown Notice of election called

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Federation supports RBTU industrial action

Federation stands in solidarity with RTBU members taking industrial action on 25 and 29 January, and wishes them a quick and harmonious resolution to their current negotiations.

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