National

  • 31 May 2016

    CSNPF 2016 Resources

    Key presentations from the National Policy Forum 2016 are now available in our Conference Resources section.

  • 21 May 2016

    Federal ALP Assurances on Employment Exemptions

    Religious freedom is a key issue for Christian schools in the upcoming federal election, and the ALP has provided an assurance they will not change the current protections for faith based schools.

  • 5 May 2016 | Author: Mark Spencer

    Challenge to Religious Freedom Withdrawn

    A complaint to the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner about a Catholic booklet on marriage has been withdrawn.

  • 3 May 2016 | Author: Mark Spencer and Stephen O'Doherty

    2016-17 Commonwealth Budget

    The Budget confirms that some of the school funds cut by the Abbott Government will be returned. However it is also important for what is not there. The budget gives no details of future funding arrangements, although it does contain hints of difficult times ahead.

  • 1 May 2016 | Author: Mark Spencer

    Coalition announces school funding package

    The Prime Minister announced (some) details today of the Government's proposals for school funding.

  • 21 April 2016 | Author: Stephen O'Doherty

    Why an early election is not great news for schools

    It is most unsatisfactory that, unless they change their mind, we will go to an election without knowing the Government's plans for funding schools beyond 2017. 

  • 8 April 2016 | Author: Mark Spencer

    2016 FBT Toolkit Now Available

    The updated 2016 FBT Toolkit is now available for download for member schools.

  • 8 April 2016 | Author: Mark Spencer

    Will your decisions stand up to the Court's review?

    In our increasingly litigious society Christian schools may need to prepare for greater scrutiny of their actions.

  • 5 April 2016 | Author: Mark Spencer

    COAG comes and goes - but who is the April Fool?

    With 1 April being the date of the recent COAG meeting it is hard not to draw the obvious connection with the annual round of pranks and joke telling.

  • 23 March 2016 | Author: Stephen O'Doherty

    Safe Schools Coalition - A Tale of Two Governments

    The Federal Government got it absolutely right when responding to the review of Safe Schools Coalition Australia (SSCA) programme. By contrast Victoria’s decision to dig in  is not good policy.

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