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Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

The Victorian government has informed LaTrobe University that it’ll be moving the Safe Schools Coalition program to the state’s Department of Education, severing the university’s contract six months early. The move comes after the Andrews government faced pressure from conservative politicians, family groups and religious lobbyists about the program and it’s controversial co-founder Roz Ward. […]

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Beyondblue chairman Jeff Kennett blacklists Roz Ward

Beyondblue chairman Jeff Kennett blacklists Roz Ward

Jeff Kennett, the chairman of mental health advocacy group Beyondblue, has vowed to never fund any mental health project which involve LaTrobe University staff member Roz Ward. Ward, the co-founder of the Safe Schools Coalition program, was forced to step down from her role on a Victorian government educational advisory board last week after the […]

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Victoria reaffirms its commitment to Safe Schools

Victoria reaffirms its commitment to Safe Schools

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has reaffirmed his state’s support for the LGBTIQ anti-bulling program. Andrews posted a copy of a letter from the state’s education Minister James Merlino to his federal counterpart Simon Birmingham rejecting the findings of the recent review of the program. In the letter Merlino said the federal government was conducting a […]

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