Book ReviewsSeptember 17, 2018
From Little Things Big Things Grow, Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases, Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney.
Your workplace contactsSeptember 15, 2018
Richard Meyers has been the Fed Rep at Wetherill Park TAFE, in Sydney’s west, for about 15 years and has found that patience and persistence are key to success in the role.
Corkscrew: wine reviewsSeptember 14, 2018
What’s this Montepulciano all about? The 2017 Calabria Montepulciano — firstly, let me state what an excellent wine this is.
Paper PlaneSeptember 13, 2018
We usually have a pile of tissue boxes stacked on top of the filing cabinets in our office, but last week the supply dried up. Unfortunately, our noses did not. We have been under siege with germs and sickness and the tissue crisis is indicative of this.
Retired Teachers Association newsSeptember 12, 2018
Have you recently retired from teaching or are you close to retiring? Retiring Federation members can maintain their interest in education by joining the Retired Teachers Association.
Film reviewSeptember 11, 2018
Ladies in Black, Don’t worry, he won’t get far on foot, Three Identical Strangers, Ghost Hunter 20/9, Leave No Trace
Your Say: Power of educating the parentAugust 26, 2018
As Professor Ken Robinson, educational guru and activist, rightly pointed out at the recent Education Expo, the education industry is ripe for disruption. So how do we do that?
Your say: You are the unionAugust 22, 2018
If it wasn’t for Federation, our work would be even more difficult than what we face today. We need to honour the work of the dedicated unionists who’ve gone before us.
Book ReviewsAugust 22, 2018
This edition of book reviews includes Julián is a Mermaid, The Poesy Ring, Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom and Populism Now! The Case for Progressive Populism
Your say: Half-baked ideas endanger us allAugust 21, 2018
The article in The Australian, “TAFE’s shortcut courses get a rise from bakers”, on 18 July 2018, stated that TAFE is offering a shortened version of Certificate III in Retail Baking that allows a student to earn the same qualification in 18 weeks as someone who has completed a four-year apprenticeship. What a half-baked idea.
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