‘Now it’s our turn’: teachers strike in South Australia

Paul Coats Teachers and school support staff in South Australia staged a very successful strike on 29 November, staring down a state government determined to trash their hard-won conditions, security and essential services in schools. After a rally last month, 77 percent of Australian Education Union...CONTINUE READING

South Australian teachers escalate their campaign

Paul Coats South Australian teachers and school support officers have entered a new phase of combat against the Liberal state government in response to the government’s refusal to continue negotiations for a new enterprise agreement. A rally of more than 500 teachers and support staff outside the Dep...CONTINUE READING

Teachers and students stand up for refugees in Adelaide

Paul Coats On a warm and sun-drenched Adelaide morning in February, about 20 refugee students and some teachers gathered in the quadrangle of Adelaide Secondary School of English to hand-paint, draw, write and glue a colourful assortment of placards. They read, “Students say education not detention”...CONTINUE READING

Adelaide high school students fight for refugee classmates

Paul Coats High school students in Adelaide have been galvanised into protest in defence of classmates being victimised and abused by the federal government’s cruel refugee system. Students at two secondary schools held a lunchtime protest on 26 August, calling for justice for refugees and in particu...CONTINUE READING