Our Briefing last year flagged the Victorian Government’s proposal to ban so called ‘conversion therapy’. Despite no report being tabled following the Government’s consultation process, details of our joint submission in this Briefing, the Government is reported to be planning on introducing legislation next week.
We are also asking schools to encourage your school community to actively respond to this anticipated legislation. The experience in other jurisdictions indicates that it could have a dramatic impact on Christian schools in Victoria.
There is a dedicated campaign page on the ValuEd Voices website which allows school community members simply and easily send an email to all the Legislative Council members in their region, as well as the Premier and Opposition Leader.
Available below are sample letters to parents and staff encouraging them to take action now and contact their MLCs along with a Factsheet outlining the potential impact of the ban.