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Core of Gonski is our nation’s future

A decade on from Gonski, an architect of the reforms said the model can be refloated when political, business and

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Hawkesbury protests closure of TAFE equine courses

Members of Hawkesbury’s equine community rallied outside Richmond TAFE on 11 February to protest the proposed closure of equine courses at the campus. Richmond

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Important permanent staffing win for support units

Improvements to the executive staffing of support units with seven or more classes will start in term 2; a significant gain for members, students and their families.

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Premier’s proposed overhaul of school hours ‘just another diversionary tactic’

Dear members, I’d like to address the recent announcement by NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet that the NSW Government is considering

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Members in regional by-election seats very concerned with teacher shortages and TAFE sell-offs

Teacher shortages, the NSW Government’s lack of a plan to address these shortages, and the threat to sell-off local TAFE

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TAFEs in by-election seats hit by enrolment glitches, cuts

Students attempting to enrol in TAFE courses in the state by-election seats of Bega and Monaro have been besieged by

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TAFE members angry at enrolment debacle

As the NSW Government continues to cut TAFE teacher and support staff jobs, it is now stopping thousands of TAFE students enrolling in courses to start this month. The

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COVID-19 Update

Federation wishes you and your family all the best for 2022, although regrettably this is not the start to the

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Teachers to strike over workload, salaries, and shortages

Public school teachers and principals will strike on Tuesday December 7 over the Government’s failure to address unsustainable workloads and

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Support 16 days focusing on ending violence against women and girls

Federation supports the United Nations 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which begins today (25

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Take your seat for a first look at a revealing resource about political convicts

The enduring effect of democratic reformers, labour protestors, revolutionaries and Indigenous resistance fighters who suffered incarceration in Australia’s convict system

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TAFE Rally highlights plight of part-time casual teachers

The NSW Teachers Federation held a rally outside Wentworth Falls TAFE on 18 November as part of the Australian Unions, Secure

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Economic potential in the regions threatened by wage cap

Government imposed wage freezes put at risk the role public sector employment and income can have in stimulating regional economies in times of crisis, a new report states.

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Muswellbrook and Maitland demand More Than Thanks 

Teachers in Muswellbrook and Maitland have turned out to voice their concerns at the NSW Government’s inaction over worsening teacher shortages.

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Teachers rally in Tamworth to demand More Than Thanks

Teachers representing local schools rallied in Tamworth today [2 November] to protest the Government’s inaction over worsening teacher shortages there, as part of Federation’s regional road trip for the More Than Thanks campaign.

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TAFE agreement sealed: let’s prepare for the next

While TAFE enterprise agreements came into effect this week, collectively we have plenty of work ahead of us to ensure our members, and their students, are part of the best public vocational education system possible.

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Norfolk Island members want a stop of the rot

Teachers at Norfolk Island Central School have initiated a series of rolling strikes over the coming weeks as “disgust” at a lack of commitment by state and federal governments could leave 300 students without education services.

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All workers should have access to paid family and domestic violence leave

Paid family and domestic violence leave can give a person the time, support and job security they need to escape and recover from an abusive relationship. While one in three employers now offer this leave (including State and Territory Governments) too many employees are still missing out.

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Make the workplace more menopause-friendly

World Menopause Day is held every year on 18 October to raise awareness about menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.

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Failing on climate fails Australian students

Australia’s education unions have thrown their support behind the School Strike for Climate movement, as students and supporters prepare for a national protest in advance of the Glasgow COP26 climate summit.

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State in “race” to find teachers to meet enrolment crunch

The forecast leap in student enrolments in the next 15 years has put NSW in “a race” to guarantee the education of a whole generation of children in west and south-western Sydney, new research for Federation has found.

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