Policy gap wideningMarch 02, 2018
This year is the 10th since millions of Australians mourned, wept, celebrated and embraced loved ones on the day then-prime minister Kevin Rudd delivered the National Apology to the First Peoples and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children forcibly removed from their family and community.
Tree Levy grants schools green spaceMarch 02, 2018
The Tree Levy is an annual grants scheme funded by Federation that aims to offset the environmental impact of the union’s activities via a notional levy on the paper used by the union.
Expressions of Interest open for semester 2 Project OfficersMarch 02, 2018
As part of the continuing implementation of the Annual Conference Decision 2004 Recruitment and Activism and the Future of the Union, the General Secretary is seeking Expressions of Interest from school teachers in their first few years of teaching, who believe they can make a significant contribution to the role of Project Officer.
History Lesson: Teaching in the early daysMarch 02, 2018
The earliest teachers in what is now the state of NSW were Aboriginal men and women. They taught life skills and tribal awareness via ceremony, dance, lore, oral storytelling and art.
The Tide is TurningMarch 02, 2018
This year is the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy, known simply as NAPLAN. And it’s time to be frank.
Expert to present NAPLAN report at public lectureMarch 01, 2018
A world leader in assessment theory and practice, Dr Les Perelman, will outline his findings on NAPLAN at a public lecture on Friday, 4 May at 6pm.
Vale Colleen HoodMarch 01, 2018
At Federation’s February Council meeting, General Secretary John Dixon remembered Colleen Hood as a tireless and courageous advocate in the struggle for justice and fairness. A long-time teacher, Federation Life Member and labour movement activist, she died after a short illness on 8 January, aged 75.
Retired Teachers Association newsMarch 01, 2018
This year marks the 100th birthday of Federation and will be an important time for everyone who supports public education and trade unionism.