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Bushfires Update

Member Briefings, National
Across this Summer South-Eastern Australia, in particularly, has been experiencing the effects of massive bushfires. We have seen the tragic loss of a number of lives on top of those injured and the families and whole communities devastated by the loss of homes and possessions.  At the same time we…

Joint Submission Lodged on Queensland ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill

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CSA has collaborated with Adventist Schools Australia (ASA), the Australian Association of Christian Schools (AACS) and the Associated Christian Schools (ACS) group in Queensland to lodge a submission to the the Queensland Parliament’s Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee. Details of the Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2019  being considered by…
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Are you “Whistleblower” compliant?

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All schools will have seen our previous briefings, see here and here, in relation to the “whistleblower” requirements applicable from 1 January 2020.  Many schools have already downloaded our sample policy, see below, to aid their compliance. Both ASIC and ACNC have now released updated guidance and information targetted to charities, such as Christian schools,…
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Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration

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The Commonweath and State/Territory Education Ministers have agreed a new national declaration on education goals for all Australians. Known as the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration (the Declaration), it sets out the national vision for education and the commitment of Australian Governments to improving educational outcomes. Mparntwe (pronounced M-ban tua) is the Arrernte name for…
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Education in Remote and Complex Environments Inquiry

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Recently the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training adopted an inquiry referred by the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, to inquire into and report on the education of students in remote and complex environments. Committee Chair, Mr Andrew Laming MP, says the inquiry will examine the performance of the Australian education…
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Changes to the Commonwealth Department of Education

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The Prime Minister announced a number of changes to the Australian Public Service today with the number of government departments reduced from 18 to 14.  From 1 February 2020 the Department of Education will be merged with Department of Employment and Skills. The  new department will be called the Department of Education Skills and Employment.…
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