Protecting Religious Freedom in South Australia

Our earlier Briefing outlines the South Australian Government’s proposal to remove exemptions that provide some of the limited protections for religious freedom in South Australia.

Along with other Christian school groups and the Islamic Schools Association of Australia, CSA wrote to the Attorney-General last week, member schools can download a copy of the letter below.

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Joint Letter to SA Attorney-General - 10 November 2020 297.92 KB 2 downloads

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Christian schools in South Australia are encouraged to contact your local State MP and make a brief submission to express your concern about the Bill.  A sample letter/email and contact details for the relevant MPs, along with a simple one page submission you can modify for your use, are included here –

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South Australian EO Act Amendments 2020 - Draft School Submission 20.91 KB 2 downloads

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South Australian EO Act Amendments 2020 - Draft School Letter to MPs 20.62 KB 2 downloads

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South Australian EO Act Amendments 2020 - School Electoral Districts 19.66 KB 2 downloads

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We are also asking schools to encourage your school community to actively respond to this threat to religious freedoms.  There is a dedicated campaign page on the ValuEd Voices website which allows school community members simply and easily send an email to their local State MP, the Premier and Opposition Leader and all the members of the Legislative Council.

Available below are sample letters to parents and staff encouraging them to take action now, write to their MP and make a contribution to the Government’s consultation on the proposals along with a Factsheet outlining the impact of the Bill.

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South Australian EO Act Amendments 2020 - Draft School Letter to Parents 25.29 KB 1 downloads

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South Australian EO Act Amendments 2020 - Draft School Letter to Staff 30.60 KB 1 downloads

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South Australian EO Act Amendments 2020 - Factsheet 270.41 KB 2 downloads

  Factsheet on the Equal Opportunity (Religious Bodies) Amendment Bill 2020...
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We have also commenced a social media campaign through the ValuEd Voices Facebook page and on Instagram.  Please encourage your school community to follow these accounts and like and share the posts!

 

 

 

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