Workforce shortage, under-funding causing Canberra teachers to leave

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
August 29 2021 - 5:00pm

One in three ACT public school teachers are considering leaving within their first three years in the profession amid chronic workforce shortages and under-resourcing, new survey data reveals.


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:

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