2014 MOTIONS WITH NOTICE
NATIONAL SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY AND STUDENT WELFARE PROGRAM
Consistent with the policies endorsed at the 2011 AGM in relation to the secular character of public schools and the Chaplains in Public Schools program the NSWCCL:
a) Strongly condemns the unjustified and arbitrary decision by the Prime
Minister and the Minister for Education to specifically exclude secular
welfare workers from the revamped Australian Government funded
Schools Chaplaincy Program
b) Reaffirms its opposition to the commonwealth government funding a
religious based chaplains in schools program with public funds
c) Reaffirms the basic principle that public schools are centrally important
sites for maintenance and strengthening of democracy and should be
secular, free and open to all residents.
Moved: Lesley Lynch/ David Bernie: That the resolution 6.5 be adopted. Carried.