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International Day of the Girl ChildOctober 11, 2017
Wednesday 11 October is the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child
Protest against trade deal that's bad for people and the planet — 28 AugustAugust 28, 2017
Federation officers will join concerned citizens for a rally opposing plans by the Turnbull government to sign a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, on Monday 28 August. Earlier this year, the United States withdrew from TPP negotiations. Now, the 11 other countries involved in the talks, including Australia, are attempting to reach a deal without the US.
Unions call on super funds and government to take action on affordable housingJuly 04, 2017
The Sydney housing market is in crisis for essential workers such as teachers and the issue is now being addressed by unions, political parties and even superannuation funds, Federation General Secretary John Dixon told Federation annual conference today (Tuesday 4 July).
Wear red on June 20 to support Refugee Week actionJune 14, 2017
Refugee Week 18 - 24 June - ‘With courage let us all combine’
Concerns raised over ‘People Matter’ surveyJune 09, 2017
In response to questions raised by Federation, the Department has confirmed in correspondence on 31 May that data from the “People Matter Survey” is provided to the Department in relation to the responses from individual workplaces with a certain number of employees.
Memorial to teachers who fought in both world wars returns with new glowApril 24, 2017
Today, fittingly on the eve of Anzac Day, the memorial plaque honouring public school teachers who fought in the two world wars was rehung on Federation’s walls after being cleaned and refurbished since being first placed on display in 1955. The memorial plaque was carved by celebrated sculptor Paul Beadle, who was also a teacher and lecturer.
Former public education inquiry head Tony Vinson diesFebruary 20, 2017
Chair of the 2002 Independent Inquiry into the Provision of Public Education in NSW, Tony Vinson, died on February 17. "His life's work whether it be his ground-breaking prison reform or his inquiry into public education has always been underpinned by a commitment to social justice,” Federation President Maurie Mulheron said.
Teachers affected by pension cuts - how you can speak outFebruary 06, 2017
Retired teachers are among those hit by recent changes to the aged pension entitlements. The cuts affect middle Australia — a couple who own their own home now lose eligibility for the full pension if they have around $350,000 in assets. The amount retirees lose tapers away much more steeply than before. A couple who previously received a part-pension of $250 per week now get no pension.
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