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Canberra teachers report high rates of violence, large classes as casuals shortage persists

Sarah Lansdown
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By Sarah Lansdown, and Toby Vue
June 19 2021 - 2:00pm
Canberra public school teachers have reported a high level of violence in the first quarter of 2021, the Australian Education Union ACT branch has said. Picture: Shutterstock

ACT teachers are experiencing a high level of workplace injuries as chronic staffing shortages and infrastructure problems exacerbate poor student behaviour, the public school teachers union says.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

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Toby Vue

Court reporter

Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter. Email: t.vue@canberratimes.com.au.

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