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Inquiry head made education champion

The work of Dr Geoff Gallop AC, who chaired an independent inquiry into the teaching profession in NSW, has been recognised by Federation, naming him its 2022 Champion of Public Education.

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Voices from the regions too loud for the government to ignore

Yesterday’s actions covered all corners of the state, from Tweed Heads to the ACT and all the way out to Broken Hill.

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Teachers jam Sydney CBD as unified strike covers state

More than 20,000 teachers from NSW public and Catholic schools marched on NSW Parliament this morning to protest wages, workloads and staff shortages in a united front not seen for 26 years.

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A time for healing: Refugee Week 2022

While most of the world ground to a halt under the closures, lockdowns and restrictions of the COVID pandemic, the misery and danger for refugees mounted unabated.

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Greens and Labor oppose Government’s Inclusive, Engaging and Respectful Schools policy

Federation has welcomed formal written support from the Greens and NSW Labor to oppose the Perrottet Government’s controversial Inclusive, Engaging and Respectful Schools policy.

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Federation begins bargaining agreements for TAFE employees

Returning TAFE to being the preeminent provider of vocational education and training is integral to this State’s future productivity and prosperity.

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Tweed Shire Council objects to Murwillumbah mega-school plan

The Tweed Shire Council has formally objected to the development application for the controversial Murwillumbah Education Campus.

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Federation campaign seals Connected Community staff gain

After a robust Federation campaign, the Department has confirmed much-needed additional staff for the state’s 33 Connected Communities schools are in the process of being actioned”

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Reconciliation is everyone’s business

Students and staff across NSW are learning that it is OK to be the brave individual who stands up and fights for change, to ensure greater opportunities for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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Federation members off to Harvard

Two principal members of Federation have been awarded Harvard scholarships — from just three presented nationally by the Public Education Foundation — in recognition of their dedication and academic leadership.

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Flood relief available for teachers, students

Financial support is now available to teachers in flood-hit areas after Federation’s representations to the Department of Education for emergency aid.

After the decision of March Council, Federation pursued with the Department the provision of ex-gratia payments to compensate teachers for losses resulting from the floods.

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Summit heralds Public Education Day

A special summit is being held in Melbourne today to mark Public Education Day, with a commitment to steer the incoming Labor Government’s education agenda in its first 100 days in office.

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Teachers send a loud and clear message to Premier

More than 15,000 members descended on NSW Parliament in Sydney on 4 May to send a loud and clear message to the Premier and his Government: Enough is enough!

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Coalition’s $10bn in sweeteners for private schools while public schools remain underfunded.

The Coalition Government has shelled out more than $10 billion in special deals to private schools during its time in office while 99 per cent of public schools have gone underfunded, a new report has revealed.

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Strike action on 4 May to pressure Government on salaries and workload

In response to the worsening teacher shortage crisis in public school classrooms, members in schools will take strike action across the state on Wednesday 4 May.

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Show your support for refugees

Federation is proud to endorse, support and promote the 2022 Palm Sunday Rally for Peace and Refugees, to be held on Sunday, 10 April, 2pm at Belmore Park, Sydney, adjacent to Central Station. A march to Victoria Park will follow, leading off at 3pm.

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Federal funding shortfall exposed at Principals’ Conference

More than 250 public school principals gathered at Federation’s auditorium in Sydney on Friday, 24 March, to discuss education policy

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Educate for anti-racism, equity and inclusion

Harmony Week (21–27 March) is an opportunity for schools to honour cultural diversity, with a focus on inclusiveness, respect and

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No contest: the decade they killed TAFE

Although a new agreement has not been finalised, all Australian governments indicated support for “a viable and robust system of

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Prairiewood HS teachers walk out after Education Minister walks in

Teachers at Prairiewood High School in Western Sydney demonstrated their disgust with the NSW Government’s refusal to act on unsustainable

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Library bookends a century

It was fitting to come dressed for the occasion. To mark 100 years of Federation’s Library, immediate past General Secretary

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