Many Victorian teachers face the insecurity of having to live on year-by-year contracts, rather than full-time ongoing employment. They find it difficult to secure rental properties, let alone mortgages. Ivan is on a one year contract, and says he can't afford to start the family he so desperately wants.
The Napthine government's short-sighted policies toward teachers and their pay is also impacting upon students, whose teachers can't perform at their best when they are worried about constantly re-applying for their job. They say it distracts them from the job at hand - educating the next generation of Victorians.
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