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Education Minister Dan Tehan (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas) and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Minister chafes under the burden of partisan lockdown — and the lack of a parliament to flush out dispute

After weeks of enforced bipartisanship, politicians are chafing at political lockdown. And some unions have never bothered with it.

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Casual teachers lose out both ways: no JobKeeper and little chance of permanency

They are essential workers but they're left high and dry under the government's $130 billion safety net and as long as permanent jobs remain a pipedream.

Teacher Cindy Bunder demonstrates a virtual classroom (Image: AAP/David Mariuz)

As the pandemic eases, the political fault lines are as bad as ever

Australia is breathing a little easier as successful coronavirus measures continue to work, but there are deepening divisions everywhere.

Joel Fitzgibbon (Image: AAP/Paul Braven)

Labor resources spokesman pushes for Coalition emissions targets

Good morning, early birds. Labor's resources spokesman is urging the party to adopt the government's 2030 emissions reduction targets, and homes are destroyed as fires rage through NSW and Queensland. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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Take it from a teacher: increasing ATAR scores won’t fix the education crisis

There's no shortage of innovative, smart and dedicated teachers. The real question is, why do these people want to leave the industry?

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Teaching is not the only industry facing crisis

Crikey readers discuss the state of teaching in Australia and the crises of the private health insurance industry.

Rural voters deserve better

Crikey readers discuss the Murray-Darling crisis, Labor's plans for teachers and Dutton's plans for a sex offenders register.

Tanya Plibersek MP (Image: AAP/Jeremy Piper)

Plibersek’s pledge to raise the teaching ATAR is nonsense

Five concerned teachers explain why Labor's plan to increase the required ATAR to study teaching is not just wrongheaded, but regressive.

Laming has attempted to resolve his Facebook fight over the summer about teachers' pay and working hours by blaming unions.

Laming triples down on teacher controversy

Laming has attempted to resolve his Facebook fight over the summer about teachers' pay and working hours by blaming unions.

The media has been full of complaints about poor-quality teachers. But does the answer really lie in choosing teachers with better academic marks? Teacher <b>Chris Fotinopoulos</b> is not convinced.

Want to improve teaching? Ask a teacher

The media has been full of complaints about poor-quality teachers. But does the answer really lie in choosing teachers with better academic marks? Teacher Chris Fotinopoulos is not convinced.

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