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Update on "Conversion Therapy" Bans

14 August 2020

Yesterday the Queensland Government was the first state in Australia to pass "Conversion Therapy" bans as part of the Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Part 5). The…
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Religious Freedom and Equality NSW

Religious Freedom and Equality NSW

July 2020

Good news! There have been some positive developments in New South Wales with the introduction of the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality)…
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Millennials and the Common Good

Millennials and the Common Good "Cardus Education Survey Australia"

July 2020

Please join us for the launch of the Cardus Education Survey Australia Project. Join host, Mark McCrindle, Cardus Executive Vice President, Ray Pennings, and Assistant Professor, Albert Cheng, as they launch the landmark findings…
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2020 Review of Disability Standards

2020 Review of Disability Standards

July 2020

The 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards) is underway by the Department of Education, Training and Employment. The Standards were developed under the Disability Discrimination…
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Prohibition of Conversion Practices ACT

Prohibition of Conversion Practices ACT

June 2020

AACS continue to advocate against the introduction of "conversion practice" bans. We recently discovered that the ACT Government has been conducting a consultation about its proposed 
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Creative Writing Competition

Creative Writing Competition

May 2020

AACS are pleased to announce the details of our 2020 Creative Writing Competition! Please circulate this information to your school community. We hope to receive many entries!
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Early Childhood Relief Payment

Early Childhood Relief Payment

April 2020

As advised last week, schools who are also providers of Early Childhood Education may apply to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to receive a higher rate of Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package payment in exceptional circumstances. In response…
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AACS Letter to Government

AACS Letter to Government

April 2020

AACS wrote to Minister Tehan and Minister Frydenberg yesterday for your information. You can read the letter and the response from the Minister's office below.
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What only a parent can tell you about Christian education

What only a parent can tell you about Christian education

"I’m at a cross-country carnival today. Roadrunner (my daughter) is running 2km. A small number of steps for this child, but a giant amount of steps for her mother. I don’t run - unless there is a cockroach, and then I could qualify for the Olympics. Roadrunner tells me that during…
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Ballarat Christian College Case Settled

Ballarat Christian College Case Settled

Mar 2020

After a bruising legal process, Ballarat Christian College has settled its case with a former teacher who argued that the school's teachings on same-sex marriage discriminated against her. In 2017 after the same-sex marriage survey, the school updated its Statement of Faith to…
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Myth Busters for School

Myth Busters for School

Feb 2020

In response to media reports about the Religious Freedom Bill 2019 AACS have developed some “Myth Busters” and background points for schools to refer to. We hope these will provide helpful, everyday language to use when answering questions from students, staff and parents. Unfortunately,…
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'Direct Measure of Income' Bill Introduced

'Direct Measure of Income' Bill Introduced

Feb 2020

A Bill introducing the new capacity to contribute (CTC) score yesterday will soon replace the long-standing SES score that has determined parental capacity to pay and in turn, federal government funding. A student's schooling resource standard of funding is reduced by this measure…
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Community Speaks Volume

Community Speaks Volume

A family chose to send their two high school aged children to our College without previously having contact with our community, coming from a public school. After being with us for about a year, their father was suddenly killed in a car accident. Our College supported the students…
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Conversion Therapy Committee Report Tabled

Conversion Therapy Committee Report Tabled

Feb 2020

On Friday afternoon, the Committee examining the Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (Qld) was tabled. View the tabled report This is the…
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MEDIA RELEASES

"CONVERSION THERAPY" BANS ARE A SMOKESCREEN - 13 AUG 2020

DO NOT DELAY RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS: MAY 2020

AUSTRALIA IS A HAVEN - DON'T MAKE PEOPLE OF RELIGION SHIVER - MAY 2019

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS DISAPPOINTED IN ALRC DELAY: AUG 2019