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WORLD POLITICS

May to resign
ABC News, 25 May 2019
Theresa MayBritish Prime Minister Theresa May will resign as leader of the Conservative Party on 7 May but remain as Prime Minister until a new leader is elected in June....

 

 

STATE BUDGET

State Budget delivered
Tas Govt, 23 May 2019
Peter GutweinThe Tasmanian State Budget, delivered by Treasurer Peter Gutwein today, provides $7.1 billion for education and training...

Bullet Budget speech [pdf]
Bullet Budget information
Bullet Treasury's Budget web page
Bullet Putting students first, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 23 May 2019
Bullet Winners and losers, ABC News, 23 May 2019
Bullet Net debt to rise, ABC News, 23 May 2019

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Majority support pay offer
AEU (Tas), 23 May 2019
AEUThe state government's pay offer has been accepted by 70 per cent of teacher and principal members, AEU Tasmanian president Helen Richardson says...

Bullet Teachers vote to support union pay deal, The Examiner, 23 May 2019

 

 

LABOR LEADERSHIP

Albo likely to be leader
ABC News, 23 May 2019
Anthony Albanese (Image: ABC News)Today's news that shadow finance minister Jim Chalmers will not contest Labor's leadership means Anthony Albanese might be awarded the position on Monday if no-one else nominates...

 

 

LABOR LEADERSHIP

Bowen withdraws
ABC News, 22 May 2019
Chris Bowen (Image: ABC News)Labor Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has announced he will not now run for leadership of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party, leaving Anthony Albanese the only declared candidate so far.
Bullet Joel Fitzgibbon has announced that he too will not run.
Bullet Jim Chalmers is still considering his position...

 

 

BULLYING

Some anti-bullying programs can backfire
The Conversation (opinion by Karyn Healy), 20 May 2019
BullyingSome high school programs designed to reduce or prevent bullying can actually make things worse, a researcher says...

 

 

SCIENCE

New measurement definitions from today
The Conversation (opinion by David Brynn Hibbert), 20 May 2019
SI unitsNew ways of defining kilograms, metres, seconds, amps, moles and candelas, by using the laws of physics, came into effect today, 20 May 2019...

Bullet The International system of units (SI) web page

 

 

LABOR LEADERSHIP

Plibersek rules out leadership bid
ABC News, 20 May 2019
Tanya Plibersek (Image: ABC News)Labor's deputy leader Tanya Plibersek has ruled out running for the vacant post of Labor leader, saying she is placing her family responsibilities first...

Bullet Albanese and Bowen main contenders for Labor leadership, ABC News, 22 May 2019

 

FEDERAL ELECTION

LNP majority now predicted
ABC News, 20 May 2019
Scott MorrisonThe ABC's election computer now predicts the current Liberal and National Party coalition will win at least 77 seats in the House of Representatives election, giving it a majority of at least one even after electing a Speaker...

 

NAPLAN

No NAPLAN resits in Tas
ABC News, 19 May 2019
NAPLANTasmanian students will not be asked to resit any online NAPLAN tests that were disrupted by a computer glitch, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says...

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION

Coalition likely to be returned
ABC News, 17 May 2019
Scott MorrisonThe LNP Coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be returned as the next Australian government either in majority or in minority, ABC Bill Shortenelection analyst Antony Green predicts.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten says he will stand down as Labor leader...

Bullet Bass seat now "in doubt", ABC News, 19 May 2019. UPDATE: Bass no longer in doubt.

 

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Relief teacher payments fallout
ABC News, 17 May 2019
AEUHobart College and Elizabeth College staff have passed a vote of no confidence in the AEU's negotiating team over the reduction in relief teacher loadings that is part of the proposed new salary agreement with the state government...



FEDERAL
POLITICS

Bob Hawke dies
ABC News, 16 May 2019
Bob Hawke (Image: ABC News)Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke has died at the age of 89...


TASMANIAN SCHOOLS

Tasman upgrade complete
Tas Govt media release, 16 May 2019
Southern TasmaniaA major upgrade costing $4 million at Tasman District School has been completed, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says...

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION

Education policies compared
ABC News, 15 May 2019
An academic compares the promises made in the education policies of the two major parties...

 

 

NAPLAN

NAPLAN computer glitch
9News, 14 May 2019
NAPLANFailure of the online NAPLAN testing system to work smoothly means many students will be attempting their tests a second time...

Bullet Return to paper and pencil for NAPLAN test, ABC News, 15 May 2019
Bullet WA the state hit hardest by NAPLAN computer glitch, ABC News, 15 May 2019



TASMANIAN POLITICS

Meg Webb the third LegCo winner
ABC News, 14 May 2019
Legislative Council (Image: Tas Parliament)
Meg Webb, who has been a pokies reformer and Anglicare employee, is set to be elected to the Legislative Council for the seat of Nelson...

Bullet Legislative Council results, Tasmanian Electoral Commission

 

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

8.5% pay offer looks to be a winner
AEU (Tas) website, 10 May 2019
AEUThe AEU will recommend that its members vote to accept a new pay offer from the government for an 8.5 per cent pay rise over three years for most teachers, plus various improvements in conditions...

Bullet Government welcomes AEU Executive's endorsement of pay offer, Peter Gutwein, Treasurer, 10 May 2019
Bullet Teachers set to accept pay deal, ABC News, 10 May 2019

 

 

 

 

News continued in the
May 2019 news archive

See also the News archive index

 

TASMANIAN FIRES

For updated alerts, see:

TFS

See also our

Emergency information

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Education links for Tasmanian teachers

Vkey New Tasmanian whole-of-government email system  Email help  SARIS  Term dates  PersMORE Google Australia

Dates

Cracker Night:
Sat 25 May 2019

National Sorry Day:
Sun 26 May 2019

World No Tobacco Day:
Fri 31 May 2019

Last day of Autumn:
Fri 31 May 2019

First day of Winter:
Sat 1 Jun 2019

Mabo Day:
Mon 3 Jun 2019

World Environment Day:
Wed
5 Jun 2019

Dark Mofo:
Thu 6 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

World Oceans Day:
Sat 8 Jun 2019

Queen's Birthday holiday:
Mon 10 Jun 2019

World Day Against Child Labour:
Wed 12 Jun 2019

World Blood Donor Day:
Fri 14 Jun 2019

 


 

 

 

SPECIAL WEEKS:

National Volunteer Week:
Mon 20 - Sun 26 May 2019

Library and Information Week:
Mon 20 - Sun 26 May 2019

Food Allergy Week:
Sun 26 May - Sat 1 Jun 2019

Nat Reconciliation Week:
Mon 27 May - Mon 3 Jun 2019

 

 

 

 

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The new Tasmanian whole-of-government email system.  From home, teachers should precede their username with education\

New email system

http://mail.connect.tas.gov.au

The above whole-of-government email system replaces the old "Microsoft Outlook Web Access" system.

Bullet See also our Email Help page

Bullet You can also find email addresses here:
Tasmanian Government Directory - look up people and departments 
Tas. Govt Directory

Intranet of the Education Department, for employees only. From home, precede your username with education\ (or eos\ or schools\ if appropriate).
DoE Staff Intranet (pw required)
(
Alternative link)

vKey Tas
vKey (pw)
SARIS Tas - Student Assessment and Reporting Information System
SARIS (pw)

 

 

 

 

 


 
The eCentre has been replaced by the Curriculum Support Centre (pw required)

 


Tasmania Online - "Your comprehensive guide to Tasmania on the web"
Tasmania Online search

Bullet See also our Search help page

 

 

     

 NATIONAL

   

The links formerly listed here are now on a separate page as National education links

 

INDEX MEDIA RELEASES

 

Topics in this website:

 

Administration

Banks and personal business

Computing help

Curriculum 1

Curriculum 2

Educational institutions

Email help

Emergency information

Employment

Find an email address

Help

Learning areas links

Libraries

Logging on help

Other education links

Password/username help

Past special topics

Personal business

Resources

Schools, colleges, further ed

School closures

Search advice

Style guide

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Term dates

Young people

 

Help

Calendars, dates
Computing help
Curriculum information
Email help
Logon and password help
Search tips

 Media releases and statements: 

 

TASMANIA

AUSTRALIA

Our Tasmanian state election 2014 page is still useful for obtaining some old policies and news releases

 
 

Subjects and learning

Resources

Subjects and learning areas

See our learning areas page

Curriculum Support Centre (formerly eCentre) - pw required

Tasmanian eSchool


 Libraries

Libraries Tasmania (Formerly LINC Tasmania. LINC stood for Learning and Information Network Centre.)
SEARCH everything
eMagazines  (Zinio), eBooks, eAudio, eMusic
Information resources roundup
For Kids State Library's web page for young people
Tasmania's Heritage "Historical, archival and contemporary Tasmanian information, images and more"

Media

ABC schools TV schedules
ABC: Behind the News (BTN)

Educational institutions

 Administration

Schools, colleges, further education

See our Educational institutions page.

 

Qualifications
TQA (subsumes TASSAB)
Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (formerly TASSAB). Manages the awarding of post-year 10 education and training qualifications.

Style Guides and Govt (pw)
DoE:Practical Writing Manual (style guide) [pdf] (pw)

Guidelines for Inclusive Language, DoE [pdf]

Tas Treasury Style Guide [pdf]
Style guide and logo policy (Tas Govt logo)

Tas Govt Communications Policy

Employment

DoE employment page
DoE employment application guidelines [pdf]
DoE employment register

Teachers Registration Board


Infostream (Dept notices)

Young people

Other education links

Children and Youth Affairs

Linkzone - information and services for young Tasmanians

National Youth Week - national site

Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) - non-government sector peak body

Metro Tas School Bus Timetables - Hobart, Launceston, Burnie

Commissioner for Children (Department of Health, Tasmania) 

Other education links

Department of Education (Australian Government)

Tasmanian Association of State School Organisations Inc (TASSO) - Facebook 1, Facebook 2)

Our Children Our Schools (Vic.)

Independent Schools Tasmania

Tasmanian Catholic Education Office

Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania

 

Personal business

Personal business

AEU: Australian Education Union Tas. Branch
Media releases (State)
Media releases (Federal)
Union Shopper
Teachers Registration Board

ATO: Australian Taxation Office
See box "Teachers and tax" below
myGov login (Aust Govt services)
RBF: Retirement Benefits Fund
TASS: Tas Assoc of State Superannuants
Superannuation reforms (15 Sep 2016)

Service Tasmania

Finance

CREDIT UNIONS:

B&E

myState

BIG FOUR BANKS:

ANZ

Cwlth

National

Westpac

OTHER BANKS:

Adelaide

Macquarie

Bank of Qld

Members Equity

BankWest

St George

Bendigo

Suncorp

Citibank

 

Consumer information

Choice bank comparisons
Superguide
(Superannuation)
MoneySmart: financial calculators
RACT Fuel Watch
ScamWatch
Currency conversion: current exchange rates

 

 

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New & useful websites

 
STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY
Concussion in Sport Australia
Concussion in Sport Australia
Information and resources on the dangers of concussion in sport, from the Australian Sports Commission. See especially the Parents and Teachers section.

Bullet New sites continued below

Online news sources

Ed news (Aust): 
SMH   Age   ABC

Ed news (Aust) - search:
Goog

Ed news (Int): 
NZ   US   UK   Ed Wld   Ed Wk   Gua   Alltop   RCE

Ed news (Int) - search:  
Goog

Ed opinion (Aust):   
Conv
 
 EdHQ

Aust news: 
ABC   SMH   Age   Aust   HS   ND   Gua   Huff    news
  SBS

Aust news live: 
ABC24   ABC NewsRadio   ABC Lvstrms (radio)

Aust news search: 
ABC 

Tas news: 
Merc  Ex  Ad  ABC   ABCHob   ABC NTas  TTimes

Tas ed:  
Ex   TTimes   Goog   EdAmbT  

Tas sport:
Merc   Ex   Ad

Tas tweets:
Merc   Ex   Ad    ABC   SXNews   WIN

 

 

New sites (cont'd)

 

WATER SAFETY
Beachsafe
Beachsafe
The BeachSafe website, run by Surf Life Saving Australia, provides patrolling details and current water and weather conditions for just about every beach in Australia.
Bullet Scroll down for the beaches near your location.
Bullet Click on beach thumbnail or name for patrol, weather and water details.
Bullet For more, including a search box for other beaches, click Explore

WATER SAFETY
Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Surf Life Saving Tasmania services include the provision of water safety advice and lifeguards for school water-related events.
Bullet Beach safety top tips
Bullet Book a lifeguard


DINOSAURS
TMAG dinosaur exhibition
Fri 7 Dec 2018 - Sun 5 May 2019
Dinosaur rEvolution
The Dinosaur rEvolution (not a typo) exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery uses animatronics and 3D models.
Bullet There are entry fees.
Bullet
See also the school bookings page.

TASMANIAN HISTORY
Hobart's coastal defences
Gun battery, noat now Princes Park (Image: State Archives Office of Tas)
Several gun batteries were built on the shores of Hobart's River Derwent in the nineteenth century.

TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURE
The Orb
The OrbOutstanding quality short videos and other teaching materials to give students of all ages an appreciation of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture.
Bullet See also the DoE's The Orb web page

FAUNA
Pooseum
Pooseum
Learn about animal droppings at Richmond's Pooseum.

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
Airbag recall
IsMyAirbagSafe
Enter your car number plate to find out whether your car is affected by the Takata airbag recall.

TASMANIAN HISTORY
The Colonisation of Hobart
Risdon colonisation (Painting attributed to Gregson, TMAG)
The eSmart Digital Licence program has been taken up by a number of schools including Lansdowne Crescent Primary.

ONLINE SAFETY
eSmart Digital Licence
eSmart Digital Licence
The eSmart Digital Licence program has been taken up by a number of schools including Lansdowne Crescent Primary.

CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Airbag recalls list
ACCC
Is your car on the ACCC's Takata airbag recalls list? One million cars were recently added. (Note the link to FUTURE recalls.)
Bullet See also Tasmanians urged to check airbag recall list, Tas Govt media release, 28 May 2018

MARINE SCIENCE
Educator on Board program
CSIRO's RV Investigator
The CSIRO's Educator on Board program is enabling teachers to prepare STEM teaching material and conduct lessons from the RV Investigator in Antarctic waters.
Bullet More information for teachers
Bullet See 360-degree views in virtual tour
Bullet ABC news report, 20 May 2018

FINANCE, ECONOMICS
Balancing the Budget
Balancing the Budget (ABC)
Short Behind the News (ABC) segment on the Federal Government's Budget.
Bullet See also Budget fact sheet (Parliamentary Education Office) - click on "Fact Sheet - Budget " [pdf]

ROAD SAFETY
RACT RoadSafe
RACT RoadSafe
Online primary school road safety resource targeted at Tasmanian students in grades 3 and 4.

SPORT
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018
Gold Coast 2018
The official site.

TASMANIAN ELECTION
Tasmanian Election 2018
ABC News
ABC site with all the background and news you want to know about the State election.

STUDENT SUPPORT
Building resilience in children
Beyondblue
Advice to parents and others on how to build resilience in children.



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