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Member Briefings, National
Have you ever had that experience of being told by a government department or bank or utility that they cannot respond to your request because you are not authorised to act for the school? This is a fairly common experience where these other bodies take the usual approach, applicable to…

Joint Submission Lodged to Tasmanian Inquiry

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Christian Schools Australia and Adventist Schools Australia have lodged a joint submission on behalf of member schools to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute inquiry into Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conversion Practices, see details in our earlier Briefing. The submission proposes a definition of “conversion practices” that would be universally supported as the basis of…
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Change to Australian National Anthem

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The Australian National Anthem has changed from 1 January 2021.  The word ‘young’ in the second line has been replaced by ‘one’ and the new, official, Anthem words are now: Australians all let us rejoice,For we are one and free;We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;Our home is girt by sea;Our land abounds in nature’s…
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New Commonwealth Education Minister

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In an end of year ministerial reshuffle the Prime Minister has announced that the Hon Alan Tudge MP, Member for Aston is being appointed as the Minister for Education and Youth.  As the Member for Aston, Alan has been a strong supporter of local Christian schools, St Andrews Christian College and Waverley Christian College.  Before…
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AERO is set for take off!

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Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced the board members and a new name for the education institute that has been established to “drive evidence-based improvements to deliver improved student outcomes” While Dr Jenny Donovan was announced as the Chief Executive Officer in June, see our Briefing, the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) has not,…
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What is the role of the Board Chair

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Gavin Robertson, principal lawyer, Macpherson Kelley, writes recently about a decision of the Federal Court that provided a succinct summary of the role of a Board Chair – In the recent Federal Court case of Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Mitchell (No. 2) [2020] FCA1098 (31 July 2020), Beach J at paragraphs 1408 and…
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