Media release: Teaching jobs at risk under Berejiklian plan, class sizes to increaseNovember 25, 2020
Classroom teachers, executive, specialist and principal positions are at risk due to the Berejiklian Government’s decision to push ahead with public school closures in the Murwillumbah community.
Town’s teachers unite to shift fixed mindset on school closuresNovember 15, 2020
The NSW Government’s merger plan for schools in Murwillumbah is facing strong opposition from members in the four affected schools.
Federation to oppose school closures in MurwillumbahOctober 30, 2020
Members in Murwillumbah are shocked, angry and disappointed at the NSW Government’s surprise announcement to close three out of the four public schools to make way for an amalgamated facility.
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.
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