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How TPAN formed


TPAN stemmed from a group of teachers in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory wanting a similar offering to the TPAQ. The old political unions they were formerly with had overly partisan pro-ALP websites and newsletters that expressed their ‘opinion’. Whether their opinion was right or wrong is irrelevant, and not the issue.

As the polls and frequently rotating door of the premiers and prime ministers office displays, people have different political opinions. The teachers’ frustration was that an organisation which existed as their only option for Professional Indemnity Insurance, support and protection were happy to take their membership money to battle for political causes which quite possibly at least half of their members disagree with.

TPAN was formed using the same team of industrial experts and

lawyers that service the hugely successful TPAQ.

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The Teachers' Professional Association of New South Wales (TPAN) - ABN 93 587 935 271 (also representing ACT) is an industrial association of employees, whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment. We are a non-party political alternative to other unions. Our membership fees are lower and reflective of costs rather than your salary. We provide all the same services, plus Professional Indemnity Insurance.