Documentary covers Federation’s contribution to Aboriginal educationMay 21, 2018
It was an idea hatched at an Aboriginal Friday Night Forum in 2015, a documentary tracing the stories of members who set the way for today’s Aboriginal teachers and the contribution of Federation’s long campaign to uphold the rights of our First Peoples and advance the cause of Aboriginal education.
Council Report: 5 May 2018May 18, 2018
Key issues discussed at May Council included Federation’s response to “Gonski 2.0”, the preliminary findings arising from the Understanding the work of schools survey, the push for a new NAPLAN, protecting and enhancing staffing entitlements and initial teacher education.
Chaplains in schools: probably illegal, certainly immoralMay 18, 2018
In the recent federal Budget, an additional $247 million has been allocated to the schools chaplaincy program. This brings the total amount of funding for the scheme, since its introduction in 2006 by the Howard Government, to about $1 billion.
There's nothing casual about teachingMay 18, 2018
Why should casual teachers develop a PDP and engage in the Performance and Development Framework?
News from the Retired Teachers AssociationMay 18, 2018
The Combined Retired Union Members Association is seeking clarification from Unions NSW about the State Government’s decision to penalise union officials and unions for engaging in industrial action.
Huge win for Victoria’s TAFE teachersMay 17, 2018
This month’s Victorian Budget announcement will increase public sector wages 11.2 per cent by 30 June next year.
Campaign method keeps local issues from spirallingMay 16, 2018
Federation’s Delegates Conference offered a workshop that focused on organising around local issues and problems to develop the skills, strengths and capabilities of our on-the-ground activists.
Your say: From little things, a union will growMay 16, 2018
This year I made the move to Timor-Leste to work in one of the several remote districts. My school has about 600 students from kindergarten to year 12 and I teach the national English curriculum. English, along with Tetun, Portuguese, and Bahasa Indonesian are mandatory subjects in high school. Portuguese and Tetun are taught from primary school.
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