School chaplaincy and welfare program - 2014

Resolution 6.5

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.