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Funding issue splits IEUA from ACTU

The national union representing non-government school officers has split from the peak union body ACTU in an historic move. The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA), which represents 68,000 workers, wrote a scathing letter to the ACTU, accusing it of ...

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How teachers plan their careers

Research investigating the factors that contribute to teachers’ career decision-making is now underway. The study will focus on career decision-making of police officers and teachers who stay in these professions or enter new careers. It is hoped the information gained ...

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Costs and benefits

New OCED research on students’ use of technology will be a useful guide for school leaders in assessing the use and deployment of digital technologies in their schools, independent school principals have said. The Association of Heads of Independent Schools ...

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Students use their noodle to doodle

Students across Australia are being asked to use their imagination and show their vision for ‘my future Australia’, as part of a national competition. Schools this month will be sent an information pack on the ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition, targeting ...

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Slow down childcare reforms: PC

Childcare providers have called on the federal government to slow the rollout of its planned reforms to the sector until it can afford to fund them entirely. A draft Productivity Commission report into Australia's early childhood development workforce has found ...

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Union ramps up IR campaign

NSW Teachers took their industrial relations campaign to the Premier’s office on Tuesday, demanding the NSW government roll back its contentious public sector wages laws. About 200 teachers on Tuesday rallied in Farrer Place, outside Governor Macquarie Tower, to protest ...

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Junk food ads on the rise

Children are still being exposed to the same number of junk food ads on TV, despite the fast food industry's introduction of new rules about marketing products to children. A review has found the total number of fast food ads ...

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