Drought relief robs TAFE funding reservesOctober 17, 2019
The Federal Government’s decision to repurpose money set aside for TAFE to fund drought relief was a “short-term” and “short-sighted” solution to the crisis, NSW Teachers Federation has stated.
Write the wrongs: better use of resources to redress fundingSeptember 27, 2019
While NSW public schools have a $622 million maintenance backlog and governments choose to instead pour money into private schools, members should be speaking regularly with parents about funding, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said.
Department hoses down threat of asbestosSeptember 20, 2019
The Department of Education’s asbestos register lists 2185 schools as being contaminated with the hazardous building material, with 109 identified as having the worst category of the substance.
Learning conditions should not be determined by a popularity contestSeptember 04, 2019
Public schools desperate for capital works funding have resorted to applying to a community grants program.
Richest schools get cream of government fundingAugust 13, 2019
The gaping divide between Australia’s four biggest-spending schools and the poorest 1800 schools has graphically exposed the Morrison Government’s handouts to rich non-government schools at the expense of the public system, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said.
Funding for public schools must come firstMarch 07, 2019
The State Government should be prioritising the construction of public schools, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said today, in response to the Berejiklian Government’s promise of an extra $0.5 billion for the Catholic and independent systems.
Teachers to have say on designSeptember 24, 2018
The unregulated approach to school infrastructure projects is to come to a halt.
Election opportunity for salary justiceSeptember 21, 2018
The NSW election next March provides an opportunity to highlight the need for pay justice, school infrastructure spending and additional permanent positions from equity funds.