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Victorian Christian Schools Under Threat

Victorian Christian Schools Under Threat

17 September 2021

The proposed changes to the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 announced by the Andrews Government yesterday will have a huge impact on the staffing model of Christian schools in Victoria and…
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Religious Discrimination Bill Positive Step for Christian Schools

Religious Discrimination Bill Positive Step for Christian Schools

3 September 2021

AACS have been involved in productive meetings with the Attorney General and her office about the progress of the Religious Discrimination Bill. We have advocated for a consistent law for the whole nation that makes it clear that faith-based schools are allowed to employ…
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Religious Belief Deserves Protection

Religious Belief Deserves Protection

16 August 2021

AACS believes that for our schools to be able to provide an authentic Christian education they must be able to employ staff who share in the stated beliefs of the school. Read our opinion piece about the important issue of religious protection for Christian…
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Initial Teacher Education Review

Initial Teacher Education Review

18 July 2021

Quality teaching is the greatest in-school influence on student outcomes. Initial teacher education (ITE) aims to ensure that graduate teachers start their teaching career with the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful teachers in any Australian school.…
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Australian Curriculum Review

Australian Curriculum Review

30 June 2021

AACS provided feedback to ACARA about the proposed revisions to the Australian Curriculum which you can read HERE. Christian school teachers were also encouraged by AACS to…
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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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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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Independent Schools Growth

Independent Schools Growth

March 2021

Independent Schools Australia has released its annual Snapshot 2021 which provides an overview of key statistics about the Independent schools sector. AACS was pleased to see that independent schools experienced 2.5% growth during 2020, despite the challenges of the…
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Church Community Restoration Project

Church Community Restoration Project

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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VIC Change and Suppression Bill

VIC Change and Suppression Bill

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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TAS Law Reform public consultation

TAS Law Reform public consultation

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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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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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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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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'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

VICTORIAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS UNDER THREAT - 17 SEP 2021