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Australian Education Union calls for Chaplaincy program to be abandoned

Australian Education Union calls for Chaplaincy program to be abandoned

While many organisations have welcomed the announcement from Education Minister Jason Clare that the National Chaplaincy Program in schools will no longer be restricted to staff linked to religious bodies, the Australian Education Union (AEU) has added it’s voice to those calling for an overall of the entire program. While staff employed under the program […]

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Calls for School Chaplains program to be reviewed and improved

Calls for School Chaplains program to be reviewed and improved

National LGBTIQA+ lobby group Just.Equal Australia has welcomed changes to the school chaplaincy program, but says the government has not gone far enough. Education Minister, Jason Clare, announced the $60 million program would be adjusted to allow schools to apply for funding for either a secular professional counsellor or religious chaplain. The previous Coalition Government […]

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New Education Minister to take religion out of school Chaplaincy program

New Education Minister to take religion out of school Chaplaincy program

New Education Minister Jason Clare has confirmed that the Albanese Government will remove the requirement for staff funded through the National Schools Chaplaincy program to be associated with a religious body. Jason Clare confirmed the move to┬áThe Canberra Times Chief Political Reporter, Karen Barlow. “I want to open up the program and give schools a […]

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