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Queensland Teacher Shortages

Tracy Tully, TPAQ Secretary speaks with Adam Stephen on ABC Drive about the current teacher shortages and the impact on...

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Welcome TPAQ Branch Secretaries


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Feeding teachers brains

Teaching is a cognitively complex profession. In the course of a single school day, an educator must make hundreds of...

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Professional Development Tips & Tricks


Continuing professional development (CPD), as well as being a requirement for registration provides teachers with a...

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Returning Safely to the Classroom

As everyone settles into Term 1 it’s important to revisit the following precautions to reduce the spread of Covid-19:

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Employee Assistance Programs by State

Teaching can feel like you're on a never ending rollercoaster ride, so be sure to practice lots of self care and...

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Red Union Fights for workers Rights

Red Union Fights for The Right for Risk to be Assessed Rationally and Workers to be Genuinely Consulted on Mandates.


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EB10 Negotiations

As we conclude 2021, it’s timely to review the integral issues our members have shared with us. It’s no surprise that...

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Financial stress

Tips to deal with the health impacts of financial stress

If financial stress is impacting your health and...

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Permanent positions for long term casual teachers

Teachers are being left on temporary employment contracts for up to two decades, leading to a torrent of people...

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Are Teachers' Careers at Risk?

A recent study into Australian teachers highlighted some of the reasons teachers are walking out on our profession.


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Teaching in Queensland

When applying to commence work as a teacher in QLD here are the things that will help you land the position you are...

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Why are QLD Teachers Leaving QTU?

Queensland Teachers’ Union member quits over ‘progressive’ agenda.

On 14 November 2020 Des Houghton from The Courier...

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Support for teachers with proposed year 1 phonics

Earlier this year the Courier Mail reported that Queensland Year 1 students may potentially be assessed by their...

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Are you safe in the classroom?

Teachers everywhere are experiencing fear and anxiety about an increased risk of catching COVID-19 in the classroom.


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TPAQ members dealing with negative comments

We have certainly had our fair share of criticism since launching 9 months ago.  Some of our members have also...

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Changes to Blue Card requirements

The changes to the blue card system started on 31 August 2020. These changes affect applicants, card holders and...

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Protection for Teachers reporting suspected child abuse

For some years in Queensland, teacher’ obligations in relation to reporting abuse of children were set out under the ...

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Pandemic Leave

What leave entitlements do you have available should you or a member of your family test positive for CORONA-19? 


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A new voice for class teachers

The Australian published the following article on 30 Dec 2019:

Australian education could benefit from a shake-up of...

TPAQ on ABC Radio Brisbane


Rebecca Levingston presenter of Mornings on ABC Radio Brisbane speaks with TPAQ's State Secretary Jack McGuire about...

Why our schools need to declutter

Published in the Sunday Mail on 15 December 2019

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New union offers Qld teachers an alternative

Domanii Cameron, state political reporter, The Courier-Mail, 11 December 2019:

First it was nurses, now another...

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Education has gone backwards

The 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report showed Australia's education has gone backwards...


Sky News with Hardgrave - New Teachers Union for QLD

TPAQ's State Secretary Jack McGuire spoke to Sky News host Gary Hardgrave about our newly formed trade union for teachers. Jack explains why we are different.


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