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Religious Freedom Weekend

Religious Freedom Weekend

10 June 2021

Religious Freedom is only weakly protected in Australian law, and those protections are rapidly eroding. Join with faith groups across the nation to pray for the globally persecuted and the protection of religious freedoms in Australia in the upcoming Religious Freedom…
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Christian School National Policy Forum

Christian School National Policy Forum

26 May 2021

Christian school leaders from around the country gathered in Canberra for the annual National Policy Forum. It was wonderful to hear the keynote address from the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, at the Gala Dinner at Parliament House.
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Australian Curriculum Review

Australian Curriculum Review

30 April 2021

Christian school teachers are encouraged to provide their feedback on proposed revisions to the Australian Curriculum through an online survey. All feedback will be reviewed and considered in finalising revisions to the Australian Curriculum,…
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Prohibiting the Indoctrination of Children Bill

Prohibiting the Indoctrination of Children Bill

26 Mar 2021

The Australian Senate referred the Australian Education Legislation Amendment (Prohibiting the Indoctrination…
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Church Community Restoration Project

Church Community Restoration Project

23 February 2021

AACS is pleased to partner with other Christian organisations such as Alphacrucis College, Mission Australia, the Bible Society, Compassion and World Vision as part of the Community…
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TAS Law Reform public consultation

TAS Law Reform public consultation

11 January 2021

The Tasmania Law Reform Institute (TLRI) is seeking public feedback on possible reforms to Tasmanian law to respond to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) conversion practices. The TLRI today released its Issues Paper, ‘Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conversion…
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VIC Change and Suppression Bill

VIC Change and Suppression Bill

2 February 2021

AACS urges the Victorian Government to listen to the concerns of thousands of Christian parents and teachers about their controversial Change or Suppression (Conversion)…
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Church Community Restoration Project

Church Community Restoration Project

23 February 2021

AACS is pleased to partner with other Christian organisations such as Alphacrucis College, Mission Australia, the Bible Society, Compassion and World Vision as part of the Community…
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SA Religious Exceptions: anti-discrimination changes

SA Religious Exceptions: anti-discrimination changes

27 November 2020

The South Australian Government has indicated its intention to amend the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 so that…
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QLD Election

QLD Election

12 October 2020

The 'Conversion Therapy' legislation that has recently been passed by the Palaszczuk Government is a direct threat to our ability to continue providing a values-based education and the highest quality care and support to your children.  It is also a direct threat to families across…
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ACT Election

ACT Election "Conversion Practice" Laws

24 September 2020

The Christian Schools Alliance launched its campaign today to inform Canberra voters about the threat to their beliefs and values in the lead up to the ACT election in response to the poorly drafted Sexuality and Gender Identity Conversion Practices Act 2020 passed by…
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Creative Writing Competition

Creative Writing Competition

1 September 2020

The deadline is fast approaching for the AACS 2020 Creative Writing Competition! We look forward to reading your entries!
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NSW Religious Freedom and Equality

NSW Religious Freedom and Equality

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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Cardus Education Survey

Cardus Education Survey

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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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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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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MEDIA RELEASES

SCHOOL LEADERS URGE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT TO AMEND CONVERSION PRACTICES BILL - 2 FEB 2021