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VIC Conversion Ban

VIC Conversion Ban

25 November 2020

Today, the Victorian government introduced the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Bill 2020 which will outlaw gay or gender identity "conversion…
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SA Religious Exceptions: anti-discrimination changes

SA Religious Exceptions: anti-discrimination changes

16 November 2020

The South Australian State Government intends to amend the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 so that Christian schools…
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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

CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT CANBERRA FAMILIES AND TEACHERS LAUNCHED - 24 SEPT 2020

ACT GOVERNMENT TO JAIL PARENTS WITH "CONVERSION THERAPY" LAWS  - 17 AUG 2020

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

DO NOT DELAY RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS: MAY 2020