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Nominate now: Your chance to celebrate great teachers

Written by on May 13, 2024

The second year of News Corp Australia’s innovative campaign to raise respect for teachers and educators will launch in late April.

The Australia’s Best Teachers advocacy series gained national attention last year when Federal Education Minister Jason Clare announced a $10m commitment to elevate the status of teachers.

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Hundreds of teachers were nominated by the public and celebrated through powerful editorial coverage in News Corp’s print and digital mastheads.

Students, parents and colleagues are encouraged to get involved again this year by nominating the teacher that has had the greatest impact on their learning and school community.


This year’s campaign will engage an even bigger national audience, with Australia’s leading news website backing the push for teacher recognition, as well as News Corp’s metropolitan mastheads, Kids Spot, The Weekly Times and Kids News.

Mr Clare was full of praise for the campaign after it launched in 2023.

“It’s important for me to get on the record, to say thank you to News Corp for this campaign, it’s really important,” Mr Clare said of the Australia’s Best Teachers campaign.

We’ve got a teacher shortage crisis in the country, that’s been building for a long time.

“And if we’re going to recruit more great teachers and retain more great teachers, then that starts with respect. And that’s what this campaign at its core is all about.”

Corporate partners, including Teachers Mutual Bank and Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools, are again backing the campaign.

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Anna Caldwell, editor of The Sunday Mail and Saturday Courier Mail in Queensland, said the Best Teachers campaign was part of a News Corp commitment to improving support for teachers and education outcomes for Australian families.

“The current teacher workforce challenges and declining performance of Australian students is an issue affecting all Australians,” Ms Caldwell said.

“We want to highlight these issues but, importantly, help find the solutions.

“We’re engaging the education community, including university Vice Chancellors across Australia, to be part of this campaign and deliver action where it’s needed most.”

Louise Roberts, National Editor 360 Commercial, said: “After the success of our first campaign to celebrate the best and most inspiring teachers and principals, we’re excited to hear more stories from our audience about the life-changing difference that terrific educators make.”

“We’re grateful for the support of our campaign partners, including Teachers Mutual Bank, Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools,, The Weekly Times, KidsNews and KidSpot to elevate this important purpose.”