What Do We Want to Take Forward?

What Do We Want to Take Forward?

Today, in most states of Australia, a number of our youngest students are heading back to school following a very long break. Many students, teachers and parents will be feeling a combination of excitement and anxiety.  Most of us are dealing with the critical...
In Relation to Schools the PM offers Smoke and Mirrors.

In Relation to Schools the PM offers Smoke and Mirrors.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece about the federal government’s unethical and egregious treatment of both our federation’s constitution and our students and teachers. I thought it couldn’t get much worse. But I was wrong. Not content with...
Angry All Over Again

Angry All Over Again

I am angry again and my heart is breaking.  The response to the article I published on Friday was encouraging. I was pleased that I had been able to speak on behalf of teachers.This morning I sat to answer the emails we had received. Responses were overwhelmingly...
Morrison’s Gaslighting of the Teaching Profession.

Morrison’s Gaslighting of the Teaching Profession.

Prior to any discussion about the opening of schools and childcare centres, it is critical to understand a couple of things.   The first is that, no teacher in either sector resents being at work to care for the children of nurses, doctors, paramedics and any of...