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Significant Victory on “Conversion Therapy” Bill

Queensland Parliamentary Committee Recommends Amendments to Conversion Therapy Ban The Queensland Parliament’s Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee has released the final report following its Inquiry into the Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2019. In a significant victory, the Committee has recommended that the provision that…

National Copyright Seminar Series 2020

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The National Copyright Unit (NCU) was established by the COAG Education Council to provide advice and support to Australian Schools and TAFEs, including all Christian schools. Each year the NCU provides a range of ‘Copyright for Educators’ seminars.  These are free face-to-face seminars presented by the NCU and only open to educators, librarians and administrators…
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Commonwealth Funding Update 2020

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All Christian schools should have received advice from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment regarding their estimated per student recurrent funding amounts for your school for 2020. As schools would be aware, the Australian Government’s response to the National School Resourcing Board’s Review of the socio-economic status (SES) score includes the development of a…
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National Redress Scheme – CSA Participation

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As reported in the media today, Christian Schools Australia Limited (CSA) has signed up as a participating institution in the National Redress Scheme. As indicated in our Briefings for member schools,  the decision as to whether to participate in the Scheme is a difficult one.  Christian schools have a long history of being at the…
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Submission on Second Exposure Draft Religious Freedom Bills

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As indicated in our earlier Briefing, the Government released a second exposure draft of the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill and associated legislation for public consultation and feedback in December.  CSA has now finalised and lodged our submission on behalf of schools in response to the draft legislation.  A copy can be downloaded by member schools…
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Looming changes to access to ATO and ABR services

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As indicated in our Briefing last year, AUSkey will be phased out in 2020, being replaced by myGovID and RAM.  These changes will take place from the end of March. The myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) services are used to access some ATO and other government online services. myGovID – the Australian Government’s digital…
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